Shockwave did an outstanding job organizing everything; he is excited about our involvement in local politics and we deeply appreciate his knowledge and enthusiasm.
It was a good day to be in L.A. as Betsy Butler, Democratic candidate for the California State Senate, District 26, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fl), and Marianne Williamson who is running for CA-33 as an Independent, all acknowledged that the support of Daily Kos is meaningful and appreciated. We got together in downtown Los Angeles at Casey's Irish Pub for our first multi-candidate event and an extraordinary chance to hear from Grayson, who was there to support and endorse Williamson.
Members also asked great questions about fracking, the VA, social security, student debt, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and support for Unions. Overall, it was an impressive display of expertise and engagement.
I realize I have not named everyone in the photos; send me your name and I'll add it. And my formatting is bad, but I've run out of time and it will have to do - this is my first time embedding photos. I will do better next time.