This is as much about the rest of us vs. the developers as was The Milagro Beanfield War.
This developer, land owner, ordinary citizen conflict is just as prevalent in Tracy, CA today as it was in Milagro (Spanish for Miracle). The editorial in today's Tracy Press calls for a change in diretion
and a change in the City Council of Tracy. They endorsed Celeste Garamendi
for mayor along with two associated council members. The Garamendi and Pombo families have fought ever since Pombo beat Patti Garamendi to gain the seat he now holds. But this goes deeper, right to the center of the conflict that will determine the future of the West. Will big money developers control our destiny with false promises and ticky-tacky developments behind failing levees?
The race for Pombo's Congressional seat and the Mayor's race in Tracy are just one skirmish in a larger fight
pitting developer vs. homeowner vs. farmer, one that we must find a way to win.
The McNerney Campaign is in need of its own Milagro. They need Spanish speaking volunteers to help GOTV. They are brining in Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to gain attention. Maybe they should have brought in Edward James Olmos and Salma Hayek. If you are in the area and speak Spanish, or have friends who speak Spanish...
Whether you speak Spanish or English, please come to the Oakland Phone Bank this weekend and call voters for Jerry.
SATURDAY: 9 am to 9 pm
SUNDAY: 9 am to 9 pm
MONDAY: 1-9 pm
ELECTION DAY: 8:30 am to 8 pm
We need you to fill all of our lines, ESPECIALLY on Election Day! You can come any time and stay for as long as you like -- hopefully all day if you're feeling the spirit.
To RSVP in two minutes, go here:
Just click on "Oakland -- East Bay for McNerney"
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