Greetings from California

From the snows of Maine just a few days ago, I’ve reached the balmy climes of southern California. Along the way, DeMarco and I have been generously aided by so many progressive organizations and friends, who are making the tour enjoyable as well as successful. In Los Angeles, Suzie Shannon put together a 300-person book benefit for Poverty Matters a vibrant advocacy organization she founded. Suzie did this despite delivering her baby, Grace, only a few weeks ago. In fact, Grace attended our event, which was held in the beautiful sanctuary of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church — baby Grace’s first political exposure. Likewise the great progressive filmmaker Robert Greenwald hosted DeMarco, me and an overflowing crowd for a talk at his muckraking video center, Brave New Films, in Culver City (video coming soon!). Then last night, Steve Skrovan — a noted screenwriter and union captain in the recent successful strike in the writer’s guild — pulled together a lively bunch at the Neighborhood Unitarian Church in Pasadena. It’s a long trail I’m traveling, but folks like these make it a pleasure. See you down the trail…


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