The Carole Lutness campaign emailed me a massive update with new endorsements, precinct walking, fundraising and more. Click on continue reading for more details.
Her upcoming fundraiser with Lt. Governor John Garamendi isn't too big of a surprise being that he has already declared his intention of running for governor in 2010. Of all the names being tossed out for governor who do you support? I think Jerry Brown is going to be a compelling governor because of his long life story of serving the public or running for office at so many different levels. What other names have you heard or read?
Have you gotten any mail or seen any campaigning for the 38th district state assembly seat in Simi Valley? Carole Lutness did take questions from my readers and me in a previous entry. Click here to read that entry.
P.O Box 221251,Newhall, CA 91322-1251
Sierra Club Endorses Carole!
We were thrilled to learn that the Sierra Club has endorsed our race. This prestigious endorsement means that our campaign is recognized by the Environmental Community as viable and that they believe I will work to restore and protect our environment. Many, many thanks to the large number of Sierra Club supporters that helped to shepherded us through the endorsement process.
Precinct Walking Resumes
Calling all walkers. We will Precinct Walk this Saturday (9/20) and Sunday (9/21) from 4pm to dark (bring a flashlight if you have one). We walk/phone, for ALL of our Democratic Candidates in the 38th AD. Everyone is welcome to participate. No experience needed. We will train you. We will meet this Saturday evening (9/20) at 4pm at our house, 25439 Via Macarena , Valencia , 91355 and Sunday evening (9/21) starting at Dorri Raskin's home in SFV (see directions below).
Telephone Callers Needed
Many people are volunteering to make phone calls to voters from DP/SFV (818-995-3367) and SCV Democratic HQ (661-877-2775) Please call today to arrange for a time to go in and make calls. This election is going to be won by our volunteer efforts, especially in reaching out to the Decline to State (Independent) voters. They need to learn about ALL of Democratic candidates and to be urged to "vote down ticket" this year. Most people do not know who the candidates "down ticket" are and what we stand for. Name recognition and repetition is very important.
Lt.Gov. John Garamendi to appear at our Fundraiser - Volunteers needed
We are beginning to receive response from the "Sponsor" letters we sent out for this event. The success of this fundraiser will mean that our campaign will be able to send mailers, make Robo calls and do other GOTV activities that will mean victory in November. This will be an opportunity for the voters of the 38th AD to meet Lt.Gov. John Garamendi who is running for Governor in 2010. I hope you will volunteer to help and are planning to attend on October 30 from 5-7pm at the Valencia Hills Club House, 4060 Oak Vale Drive , Valencia , CA 91355 . He will be speaking about the problem California is facing, his vision for workable solutions and how electing me to the State Assembly is vital to solving these problems. There is a lot to do to prepare for this big event. We need lots of volunteers. Volunteers will receive one free ticket for the event. Anyone who volunteers at SCV/DHQ or DP/SFV HQ to help get all of our candidates in the 38th AD elected will get a reduced price ticket. We had a jolly good envelope stuffing party last week where 10 volunteers helped to get the "Sponsor" letters out. Many thanks to you all. Now we need
* We need people to help get the invitations out the first week in October
* We need Chairs of 1.Sales, 2.Calls, 3. Set up/food/cleanup/hostess
* We need people to help sell tickets.
* We need people to make calls to follow up on the invitations
* We need people to help with the program
* We need people to act as host/hostess
* We need people to shop for the food (Done - Thank you Lyn Shaw and Lois Williams)
* We need people to set up, decorate and clean up
* We need people to help with Press Releases/media
* We need people to help with a sound system - borrowing/renting/setting up/taking down/returning
* I'm sure there are other jobs. Please let us know how you can help.
This Monday evening (9/22) at 5:30pm noted author, Dr. Robert Scheer will be appearing at Don Cuco's, 27247 Camp Plenty Road , Canyon Country. He will be discussing his new book, "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America ." I hope you will plan to attend this event as I understand he is very impressive with his knowledge and understanding of what is going on that is affecting us all.
New YouTube Video
Our wonderful documentarian, Edmund Stephens has made a new video for YouTube. Please let us know what you think and pass it along to others who might like to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4mm_NLGEqo
We've got them on the run!
Our telephone poll to Decline to State voters indicates that indeed these voters are with us in our District. Obama is way ahead of McCain in this formally RED district. (For more information about the Poll, please e-mail us at Lutness4Assembly@yahoo.com.)
Please support our Campaign
If you haven't had a chance yet, please consider sending Lutness4Assembly a donation. I cannot get elected without money. We need to send out flyers to voters, print walk pieces and pay to be on slate mailers, etc. I take no money from Corporate sources which mean I must ask my friends and supporters for help. So, please consider sending a donation to our campaign Lutness4Assembly P.O.Box221251 Newhall, CA 91322-1251 or make a donation on line (a SAFE website dedicated to supporting Democratic candidates)
Six weeks to go. WE CAN DO IT. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYt-zQMw2VQ
September 8, 2008
You are cordially invited to sponsor a very special event on October 30 from 5-7p.m. at the Valencia Hills Club House, 4060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia, CA 91355. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi will be the special guest at a fundraising event for my campaign against Cameron Smyth (R) for the 38th AD seat. Eric Bauman, chair of the LACDP will be the Master of Ceremonies, and other political notables such as Board of Equalization Chair Judy Chu and Assemblymember Paul Koretz (ret) have been invited. These notables are supporting my campaign because for the first time, the 38th AD can turn blue.
The Levels of Sponsorship are
• Platinum -$3600 - A Platinum Sponsor will receive 20 tickets to the event, a full-page 4-color advertisement in the commemorative program (Thanks to NASW, our first platinum pledge!)
• Golden -$2500 - A Golden Sponsor will receive 10 tickets to the event and a full-page advertisement in the commemorative program
• Silver - $1000 - A Silver Sponsor will receive 5 tickets to the event and a half page advertisement in the commemorative program
• Bronze - $500 - A Bronze Sponsor will receive 2 tickets to the event and a quarter page advertisement in the commemorative program
Individual tickets are available at $50 ($80 for couples) and advertisements in the commemorative program can be purchased separately starting at $150 - see form for added options.
In this, the "Year of the Democrats," the Decline to State voters are solidly with us. Two recent polls in the 38th AD indicate this district is definitely in play. We need your help to reach these people with our message that we must restore our educational system in order to compete in this global market; provide health care for all, keep jobs in California, repair our infrastructure, and strike a balance between corporate wants and the people's needs.
We need your financial support to help us win this seat. Please complete the sponsorship and advertisement form and return it by September 30. 2008. You can rest assured that I will champion Democratic Party values and priorities when I am in Sacramento.
Democratic Nominee, 38th Assembly District
Endorsed by CA and LA Labor Federations &
FUNDRAISING EVENT for CAROLE LUTNESS
Democratic Nominee for the 38th Assembly District seat
Lt.Gov. John Garamendi
Master of Ceremonies
Eric Bauman, Chair, LACDP
Invited Honored Guests
The Hon. Judy Chu, Board of Equalization Senator Sheila Kuehl Assemblymember Julia Brownley Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian Assemblymember Lloyd Levine Assemblymember Anthony Portantino Assemblyemember Paul Koretz (ret)
Miguel Santiago, Board Trustee-Community Colleges Julie Korenstein, Board Member LAUSD
We cordially invite you on Thursday, October 30, 2008 5-7 p.m. at the Valencia Hills Club House, to hear the Lt. Gov. speak about the problems our great state is facing, his vision for workable solutions and how electing Carole Lutness to the State Assembly is vital to solving these problems.