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I'm a sucker for bake sales.

I can't host one (pregnancy is prohibitive in some ways), but I will gleefully bake, and even more gleefully consume --

(C/p'd from an email I received from MoveOn)

Dear MoveOn member,

Winning the White House is going to take a lot of dough. So on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd, we're organizing "Hungry for Change"—the largest bake sale in history—to fund a massive campaign to send Barack Obama to the Oval Office. Every extra cookie and brownie we sell means more organizers on the ground, more creative ads, and more Obama voters at the polls on Election Day. Can you help?

Back in 2004, we held a nationwide bake sale to defeat Bush, and folks are still talking about how fun it was! We also know from '04 that lots of people in Los Angeles will be eager to help out by making treats ("Yes We Candy", anyone?) and staffing the table. They just need somebody to get things started. Can you sign up to be a host?

Click here to get started:


We'll gather together, have a blast, and provide a striking contrast: the small-donor energy for electing Obama versus McCain's fat checks from CEOs and corporate lobbyists.

And hosting is a piece of cake—you just pick a location, bring a table, print out a few signs, and bring some food or drinks to sell. We'll recruit other MoveOn members to bring more sweets, help you sell, and buy the delicacies at your table. And we'll help you with directions and advice, every step of the way.

The money we raise will go directly to expanding MoveOn's cutting-edge election plan for '08: our proven door-to-door and phone plans from years past, plus innovative new tactics to reach new voters and persuade them to support Obama.

After Senator Clinton's speech on Saturday, Democrats are uniting and Obama is building momentum—so now is the perfect time to host an event that will bring your neighbors together and kick off the general election.

Click here to get started today:


The sooner you sign up to host, the sooner we can start finding other folks to help you out!

Thanks for all you do.

–Nita, Michael, Patrick S., Peter, and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

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I'm posting a hell of a lot this morning, ain't I?


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 10th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Great idea...but don't churches and schools have to get some form of special permission for bake sales because of health codes and things made in non-commercial kitchens? Or did I make that up in my chaotic little head?...
Jun. 10th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know?

A while ago, I was thinking about hosting a charity bake sale at the Lab, but I was concerned about liability issues.
Jun. 10th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
It would just stink to have all the bake sales shut down by local health inspectors. Or worse yet, fined! But I would assume the people at move.on thought of that. Eli is too sharp not to have thought of it. His is a Simon's Rocker after all. ;) I'm sure my worries are ill-founded.
Jun. 10th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! Good point. =D
Jun. 10th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
OT, buuuut: thanks for the bday wishes in my email! :) It was the first email I saw this morning!
Jun. 10th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Jun. 10th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
I wonder...this is good for only the LA area, yes?
Jun. 10th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
I think its nationwide?
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