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Meg Busters!

Keeping track of eMeg's endless fibs and flip-flops can be an arduous task.

So we decided to put them all in one place. Yesterday, the campaign launched Meg-A-Myths.com, a one-stop resource for Californians to keep track of our opponent's many falsities as the election draws nearer.

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Jerry Brown: He Knows What's Up

Working on the campaign team in Jack London Square provides me with daily lessons on the history of politics in this country and especially here in California, given Jerry's amazing record of achievements.

Jerry Brown has served on the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, as California Secretary of State, as Governor of California, the Mayor of Oakland, and the Attorney General of California. He sought the Democratic nominations for president in 1976, 1980, and 1992, and was a Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 1982.

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Happy Birthday, Fearless Leader

Today is our campaign manager Steve's twenty-fifth birthday. He sure looks good for his age.

In honor of the festivities, we had our official Steve Glazer day here at the office.

In other words, everyone on staff dressed in his quintessential polo-shirt-and-baseball-cap uniform, and we all enjoyed a bagel brunch this morning.

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It's The Jobs, Stupid

Understatement of the century: I'm not the only person who's been affected by the unemployment crisis.

But it does hit pretty close to my heart. After five years with the same company, my mom's boss laid her off citing "financial anxieties" in late 2008. Although she has since found a wonderful gig as the development director of a legal aid nonprofit, it took her a grueling and emotionally-taxing six months to get there.

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Interns, You're Awesome

Taking a quick moment out of my busy day at the campaign office to acknowledge a group of truly fantastic young people: the Jerry Brown for Governor interns. Each day, these talented college students plug away at their picnic table working on research, social media, field organizing, and pretty much anything else the staffers ask them to do. They'll take on any task we give them with a smile, even the most menial of requests.

Hailing from schools all over the country, our politically-minded young'ns are excited to gain firsthand experience in the industry. "I see Sterling in the office, and then I'll read a quote from him in the newspaper a few minutes later," says Laura, a rising sophomore at Georgetown. "I love the inside perspective I'm getting from working here."

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From Interns' Mouth To Blog's Ears

Our interns were so excited about the post I wrote about them yesterday, they decided to send me a blog piece of their own. Take a look at what Laura and Ariel had to say about their experience this summer (and get excited for their video to be released next week).

In Laura and Ariel's words...

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Summer Reading From The Jerry Brown Collection

One of my favorite things about our campaign office is the mammoth bookshelves lined with literature from Jerry's personal collection. Working late last Friday, Jerry took a quick break to peruse his library with Maggie and me.  

As he lent us books to read (Noam Chomsky for Maggie, Gore Vidal for me, although he doesn't necessarily agree with the views of either writer), he told us we should all be teachers to everyone around us. Look for opportunities to both mentor and be mentored, he said.

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A Great Day For California

Justice Walker's decision to deem Prop 8 unconstitutional really hits home for me - my uncles, who have pretty much acted as my adoptive parents since I moved to the Bay Area, officially tied the knot during the five months gay marriage was legal in California. It was a beautiful wedding that moved me to tears.

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Money Can Buy More Than Campaigns

Yesterday was a big day in campaign land: Post-primary financial report filings.

We were not in the least surprised to learn that the eMeg camp has spent more money than Jerry Brown in the weeks since the June 8 primary. Anyone with a TV, radio, computer, or any connection to modern civilization knows that.

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Unleash Your Design Chops!

Budding and professional designers, we want you to lend your talents to the campaign.

We're accepting submissions for our first-ever t-shirt design contest...and the lucky winner will have his or her creation for sale in our online store.

It's a great way to get involved in a unique, expressive way.

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