Sunday, May 31, 2009

Join Us for Three Filing Week Events this Week!

Filing week begins tomorrow, and we at Team Leavitt are excited--this is the week when the playing field is defined, and the campaign kicks into full gear. I've been out knocking on doors and talking with voters for the last 2 weeks now, and have been getting a great response from citizens who are ready for a change!

If you'd like to join me when we canvass your neighborhood, please let us know, either on this blog or at

In the meantime, we have three events planned this week that we'd love to have you join us for:

Candidate Filing:
Filing for office is a pretty straightforward thing: you fill out a form, pay your money, and go. But we're doing it a little differently this time, and making it an event! Anyone who'd like to join us for a walk from my office to the elections office is welcome to join us. It'll be a beautiful day, it's a short walk, and it'll give all of us a chance to talk a bit on the way over.

We're meeting outside my office at PBS Engineering, 1310 Main Street, at 11:30am tomorrow, Monday, June 1. Since we ARE a working office, please just sit tight outside or grab a cup of great coffee next door at Paradise Cafe if you arrive early. We'll gather at 11:30, walk to the elections office, I'll file, and we'll walk back.

If you can make it, please comment here or let us know by emailing, so we know that we should look for you--and so we also have an idea of whether we'll have a small group or a full-on parade!

(and a note to some of our more zealous supporters: we love your enthusiasm, but I want to be clear: we're taking the sidewalks, traveling sensibly and obeying all traffic laws and right-of-way. Whether we're five people or 25, we're going to set a GOOD example for our fellow citizens! [though we do appreciate your energy!])

Filing Week Fundraiser #1:
As you know, this is a difficult race -- whereas the incumbent has already drawn half of his support from just a few large donors, we have the support of the people! Our support base is much broader, but that means we need your help even more!

Please drop by, have a drink and some great food, and make a contribution of $20, $40, $60 -- whatever you can contribute will go directly to our voter contact materials. Why $20 increments? Because that's the number of years of incumbency we have to overcome!

Because we're trying to *raise* funds, this event is "no-host." But Blackstone has generously offered to donate back 10% of the proceeds from our group's drink and food orders. They've got a great Happy Hour, so come and refuel after the workday and know that a part of everything you order goes to Team Leavitt, too!

Monday, June 1
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Blackstone American Grill, upstairs
3200 SE 164th Avenue, Vancouver, WA


Filing Week Fundraiser #2:
A major part of our platform is that we need to respect ALL parts of the City--east side, west side, and everything in between. So, on Monday we had an after-work event on the east side -- on Friday, we're having a lunchtime event on the west side. Please attend whatever is most convenient for you!

Like our venue for the Monday event, for Friday, Pepper's has generously offered to donate back 10% of the proceeds from our group's orders. They've got incredible salads, burritos, tacos....pretty much everything, so come and refuel and know that a part of everything you order goes to Team Leavitt, too!

Friday, June 5, 2009
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pepper's Taqueria, bar side
800 Main Street, Vancouver, WA


And, if you're on Facebook, find and respond to these events by searching "Filing Week Fundraiser #1" and "Filing Week Fundraiser #2".

As always, THANK YOU for your support and for all you do for our great city!

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