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This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread where we try to get together every Saturday morning around eleven, and then drift in and out throughout the day. We hope this group serves to reinvigorate us locally and regionally here on Daily Kos, building on the sense of community that's grown through our online engagement. DKos Asheville can give us all a better sense of connection, a better understanding of who these people are that we stand with, work with, and share with in the political process. We hope, through this community, that we can do a better job of leveraging our orange passion for progressive politics to help elect more and better Democrats.

If you would like to host a weekly open thread, please let us know.

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April is finally here, which means it's tailgate market season.  Go to www.buyappalachian.org to find the nearest tailgate market and their schedules, as well as CSA's, pick-your-own farms, and grocers and restaurants that support locally grown food.

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This past Thursday was the special election to replace Martin Nesbitt who recently passed away.  Terry Van Duyn was elected as the new state senator for district 49.  Story here.

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If you missed cultjake's diary, Confessions of a Precinct Chair, part I, click the link and read it.  Cultjake is a Democratic Party precinct chair here in Buncombe County and gives us an inside look at what's happening within the local party.

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I'll be out of town for the week ending April 19 and unable to publish the weekly open thread.  If you would like to take that date for me, kosmail me.  It would also be helpful to have someone take the April 12 diary as well, so I can prepare for my trip.

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Our fifth quarterly DKos Asheville Meetup is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd, at 1:00.  We'll once again be back at the Bywater on the French Broad River in Asheville.  If you plan to attend, or if you're thinking about it, send a kosmail to Randy, randallt, and he'll put you on the list in the Connect*Unite*Act community diaries.  We currently have ten folks signed up plus two maybe's.

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And as a reminder, we now have a google group for DKos Asheville, setup for the purpose of making it easier for us to send messages to group members.  We'll use it to send reminders of the Saturday open threads, meetups, voter registration events, etc.  If you would like to be added to the google group, kosmail me an email address and I will send you an invite.  Note, this is a private group and your email address will not be public.  Remember to check your email for the google invite.

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Enjoy your day!

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