(I am campaign blogger for John Bonifaz, running for secretary of state of Massachusetts)

I'm at the bloggers' breakfast at DemocracyFest 2006, the annual conference of Democracy for America.  Charlie Grapski just told us the story of Darryl's first blogger's breakfast in Iowa.

Governor Howard Dean addresses DemocracyFest on Saturday night

The program here has been densely packed!  Sitting next to me here at the breakfast is Steve Ybarra of Latinos for America, who along with Arshad Hasan of DFA, has been running a 3-day campaign training track called San Diego precinct day, culminating in a canvass & visibility in San Diego this morning.  Gathered here at SDSU, we're just a few miles from California's 50th congressional district, site of the recent Busby/Bilbray special election.  A lot of people here were involved in that election and there was much praise for the DNC's recent announcement calling for a hand count of all the votes, announced in person by Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog.

This is a DemFest open thread.

San Diego's Progressive Talk Radio broadcasts live from DemocracyFest

I've attended sessions on voting integrity, clean money campaigns, recruiting volunteers... and missed a lot more.  I've seen talks by Paul Hackett, Maxine Waters, Howard Dean, Al Franken, and met even more DFA state & local groups and learned about their candidates.  How about you?  Are you here at DemocracyFest, and still finding time to get online and check the blogs?  Tell us about the panels you've attended!

Tags: DemocracyFest, Open Thread (all tags)



Re: DemocracyFest

Is there any video available of Dean's speech?

by DavidW in SF 2006-07-16 02:04PM | 0 recs
Re: DemocracyFest

I don't think there's any official video, but my friend got video of about half of it and I think she plans to post the video on her DFA group's web site, so I'll send her here and if she does have it maybe she'll reply with a link.

by cos 2006-07-16 02:09PM | 0 recs


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