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A Mosaic of LA Voices

One of our largest Day of Action efforts occurred in (not surprisingly) one of the largest counties: Los Angeles. Droves of supporters poured into the Mid-City LA office throughout the day to get out the vote for Jerry. Some of the volunteers were nice enough to share their thoughts about the whole experience with me. Here’s what they had to say...

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Road Tripping For Action

This Saturday, as hundreds of volunteers throughout the state came together for Jerry Brown's Statewide Day of Action, Felix and I hopped in the car and road-tripped down the coast to visit some of the counties involved.

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These Lies Are Getting Really Old

Camp eMeg must be running out of material, because their latest ad simply recycles a slew of stale false claims against Jerry.

The spot, dubbed “Hide Your Wallet,” is a misguided attempt to convince voters that Jerry will raise taxes once elected – even though he’s stated in earnest, numerous times, looking directly at the camera, that he would implement “no new taxes without voter approval.”

In her usual habit of distorting the truth until it crumbles into oblivion, the ad presents a series of inaccurate statements about Jerry’s record on taxes. My regular readers know I feel pretty strongly about presenting voters with the truth, and this is abysmal ad is no exception.

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Turning Passion Into Action

Guest post from Victoria Hassid, one of our newest staffers, who found a new reason to be inspired after coming on board with the campaign.

As a graduating law student last fall, I began to feel restless.

I had entered UC Davis with a reasonable tuition, during a good economy, and I was on track for a career in a prestigious field.

By the time I left I faced rising student fees, taking on larger student loans as I tried to figure out how I would get a job in a bad economy. There was no end in sight, and it felt like I had no control over the situation.

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Supporting Jerry In Style

Have you visited the official Jerry Brown online store lately?

If not, take it from me, you're missing out on some stylin' Jerry gear. We've got shirts, buttons, caps, coffee cups, stickers, the works - all emblazoned with our signature campaign logo.

Want to show the checkout lady at Safeway how you plan to get California working again? Pack up your veggies in a Jerry Brown tote bag. Proud of our candidate's unyielding support for the LGBT community? A Jerry Brown rainbow sticker would be the perfect addition to your laptop.

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Rocking The Vote, By Mail Or In Person

Today marks an exciting milestone in election-land: Vote-by-mail ballots were officially dropped in mailboxes throughout the state.

Voting by mail is easy; any resident can do it. Simply visit the Secretary of State's website and fill out the vote-by-mail application. Once it's processed, you'll receive your ballot in the mail and return it any time between now and November 2. You can also visit your polling station in person with your vote-by-mail ballot and hand it in on Election Day, saving you the hassle of waiting in line. 

If you're like me, voting by mail will never compare to actually visiting the polls and getting that 'I voted!' sticker to wear proudly on that first Tuesday in November. Click here for a list of elections offices by county; each county has its own website, and most of the websites allow you to search for your polling place.

And, of course, October 18 is the big deadline for registering to vote. That's just twelve measly days from now, so if you haven't filled out your application yet, don't waste another minute. You can follow the easy steps online here, or pick it up at the library or post office. Contrary to what you may think, you don't need a California driver's license to register here; just a local address (I voted in 2008 using my Connecticut driver's license and a California address).

Be sure to visit our Facebook event page to RSVP to register to vote and share the news with your friends. The more we can convince to exercise their basic constitutional American right, the better. Here's to an election day rife with Jerry supporters!

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The Central Valley Says Jerry

Another guest post from Felix Mitchell, who helped plan the rousingly successful rally we held in Fresno after the debate this weekend. Take a look, and don't forget to check out all the great pictures from the event below and on our Flickr page.

It was Saturday morning in Fresno. The Ahwahnee Warriors, a middle school football team, were getting ready to play their weekend game.

They went through their usual routine, putting on gear and listening to their coach's pre-game speech. But an unusual air of excitement surrounded them as they buzzed about what was going to happen in their gym later that day. As I passed by the locker room, I caught a fragment of a conversation: “I can’t believe Jerry Brown is going to be here!"

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A Great Tool For Supporters

Have you had a chance to check out my.jerrybrown.org?

It's a great website for any Jerry supporter, from those who want to organize phone-banks and house parties every weekend to those who simply want to stay connected to various efforts throughout the state.

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Volunteering My 2 Cents

Guest post from Felix, one of our volunteer coordinators, who helped organize a rally at UC Davis this past Tuesday in anticipation of the first debate.

As the dust settles from the UC Davis debate, media commentary has focused predominantly on what was said by each of the candidates, and on whether Jerry Brown or his opponent came out on top. What this otherwise in-depth analysis lacks is any coverage of Jerry’s spectacular grassroots showing.

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You Don't Want To Miss These

It's the first day of October, and that means just one measly month left until Californians come out to the polls to elect their next governor. As our campaign edges toward its home stretch, we're excited to announce a series of awesome public events. We hope you'll come out and join us for one or more!

Tomorrow, October 2: Jerry and eMeg face off in their second of three televised debates; this time to be broadcast in Spanish on Univision. If you're in or near the Fresno area, come out to our big rally at 12:30pm after debate taping finishes. Jerry will be there to make a big speech, and staffers will be on hand with all sorts of fun Brown for Governor buttons and signs. If you're down in the LA area, don't miss our East LA debate watch party at 4pm at the coordinated campaign office.

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