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D.J. #1: Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's warm  out there today.
D.J. #2: It's waaarm out there every day. What is this, the Himalayas?
D.J. #1: Not hardly. And you know, you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that global warming thing.
D.J. #2: [mockingly] That global warming - thing. That climate change - thing. Oh, well, here's the report! The National Weather Service is calling for a "big global warming thing!"
D.J. #1: Yessss, they are. But you know, there's another reason why today is especially exciting.
D.J. #2: Especially warm!
D.J. #1: Especially warm, okay, but the big question on everybody's lips...
D.J. #2: - On their chapped lips...
D.J. #1: - On their chapped lips, right: Do ya think Issa is gonna come out and see his shadow?
D.J. #2:  49th District Issa!
D.J. #1: That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's...
D.J. #1, D.J. #2: [in unison] PHONE BANKING DAY!

That's right folks!  It's phone banking day!  Time to send Rep. Darrell Issa a message for his Fast & Furious "investigation" and unwillingness to allow Sandra Fluke to testify at the contraception hearing earlier this year!

You living in the 49th Congressional District?  Come and help!  You living elsewhere in California?  Why not pitch in?  You living outside of California?  What's stopping you?

The details of the phone bank event are as follows (per Jerry Tetalman's website):

Phone Bank -- Calling All Voters!

October 27, 2012, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event Length:  2 Hours (Repeats Every Week Until November 3, 2012)

Help us reach out to voters to spread the word about Jerry's campaign to bring a sensible, progressive voice to Congress to represent the 49th District. Please bring your cell phone and charger.


Tetalman for Congress Headquarters
390 Oak Ave. Suite N
Carlsbad CA, 92008

If the phone bank is too busy and you guys need other opportunities, I wouldn't hesitate to ask the Tetalman campaign to see if there's anything else you can do to help (i.e. canvassing, honk & wave campaigning, letter writing to newspapers, contacting MSNBC people like Ed Schultz and Lawrence O'Donnell, etc.)

Now the question you should be asking isn't "Oh Jerry Tetalman can't win" or "The district is too Safe Red for me to try" but "What can I do to help?" or "Why not?"  I know the 49th Congressional District isn't predominantly Democratic but it also is no Nebraska or Oklahoma.  In case any of you haven't been paying addition, Southern California and even particularly around San Diego has an edge in Democratic voter registration over Republican voter registration.  Therefore, if the Democratic voter registration doesn't trickle down to the 49th Congressional District now, it will eventually (whether in this election cycle or the next election cycle).  Check out the following article:

For more information on Jerry Tetalman, go to my diaries as follows:

Sandra Fluke & Jerry Tetalman Planned Parenthood Event Details (diary with videos to be posted today):

A Harsh Critique of Darrell Issa from a resident in 49th Congressional District:

Jerry Tetalman's Statement on Darrell Issa's Press Release on Libyan Incident:

Tetalman News Conference on Darrell Issa's Support of HR 6082 (pro oil-drilling, offshore drilling legislation):

My Interview with Jerry Tetalman

AND of course, the really necessary links:

Jerry Tetalman for Congress:



Lastly, here's a list of endorsements for Jerry Tetalman:

*Sandra Fluke
*California Dmocratic Party
*All 49th District Democratic Clubs
*Francine Busby.  Yes, you've got that right, Francine Busby: the same Democrat who
more than once has challenged Rep. Brian Bilbray for election and re-election
*Radio Host Nicole Sandler
*Citizens for Global Solutions
*National Nurses United
*San Diego County Democratic Party
*California State Association of Letter Carriers
*National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC Branch 1100)
*University Professional and Technical Employees Union (UPTE-CWA 9119) at UCSD
*California State Legislative Board
*California Labor Federation
*Teamsters Local 986

In the meantime, here are a few Darrell Issa videos that can get you fired up:

Seriously, how can you not support someone who has been an active participant in a number of peace conferences around the world and has managed to meet with South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu!


Originally posted to pipsorcle on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by DK Poli.


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