Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Phase II: Reports Already! http://www.sanfranciscofordean.com/main/archive.asp?id=50
We made sure to include the Latino, Asian and African American communities in our outreach efforts this weekend. At our Mission District table we had bilingual flyers and a Spanish-speaking volunteer. We also had a Cantonese-speaking volunteer at our 6th and Clement location.Cantonese? Wow.
The response was great! We hope to expand this outreach as we involve all of San Francisco's culturally diverse communities in our efforts to take our country back!
Though it's impossible to post (or even reply to) all of the fantastic messages we get here at Dean Nation, as you post to your blogs and update your sites with Phase II reports, drop us a line. At the least, I'd like to do a Phase II Weekend Recap with links to City Dean and State Dean portals and blogs. Bravo to Paul and Shane and all of the awesome San Francisco Dean Team volunteers!
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Obama 2008 - I want my country back
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