Meeting this Saturday

Cvderic Cvderic at
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:13:51 -0000

There has still been no vote on Senator Paul Pinsky's instant runoff 
voting bill, despite a hearing on it about a month ago.  This means 
that you may still contact members of the state senate Economic and 
Environmental Affairs Committee to urge their support for the bill, 
SB 233.  You may also still contact your senator to ask for their 
cosponsorship of the bill.  Please contact me if you have any 
questions about the bill.

I'm writing to let you know that this Saturday, March 17th at 10AM, 
the Center for Voting and Democracy could use your help conducting a 
mailing.  At the same time, we will use that opportunity to discuss 
local electoral reform possibilities, such as Senator Pinsky's bill 
in Maryland and other possibilities in Maryland and DC.

It will be held at our executive director, Rob Richie's, house at 
7401 Jackson Avenue in Takoma Park, MD.  

Our National Field Director, Dan Johnson-Weinberger is also here this 
week and will be there on Saturday.  He splits the bulk of his time 
between Chicago and Los Angeles and it would be a good opportunity to 
talk with him about things happening around the country.

What: Catching up on local electoral reform (and folding and stuffing 

When: This Saturday, March 17, from about 10 AM until noon

Where: Rob Richie's house, 7401 Jackson Avenue, Takoma Park, MD.

Directions: It is about a mile walking distance from the Takoma Metro 
station; call us for walking instructions: 301-270-4616 (w); or on 
Saturday at Rob's home: 301-270-4981.

By car, it's about 1 block off both Carroll Avenue (off Boyd) or off 
Ethan Allen (Jackson), not far from the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-

There will be refreshments.

On another note, members of this list recently received an 
unsolicited email from someone trying to sell cigarettes.  Our 
apologies for that -- we have since barred the interloper from the 
list and taken steps so that hopefully will not happen again.

Please feel free to email me or call us at the Center for Voting and 
Democracy with any questions: 301-270-4616.

Thanks, and we hope to see you Saturday.

Eric Olson
The Center for Voting and Democracy