Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Tweetsgiving AND Happy Thanksgiving!

Our campaign just gave $100 to Tweetsgiving.Org a project of the nonprofit group Epic Change. This is an incredible project that has proven again the power of social media in order to enact change and in order to raise funds. This time, it's been lots of small donations through popular microblogging site Twitter that have helped to raise $10,000 in just 48 hours.

Barack Obama proved this year in his Presidential campaign that mobile marketing and social media can make A HUGE difference in mobilizing people for change. We are proud to support this worthy cause and look forward to demonstrating in '09 the power of social media in a local campaign, when we take on the New York City Council.

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Tweetsgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Waiting Game & Happy Thanksgiving

Term limits have been extended in New York and pending a legal challenge they will remain now at 3 terms. While it appears from everything they've said publicly that current Comptroller Bill Thompson is still running for Mayor and my current City Councilman David Weprin is still running for Comptroller, I hear otherwise.

In fact, I have heard from several different sources that when the dust finally settles, Thompson will seek re-election as Comptroller and Weprin will seek re-election for the Council seat I have worked very hard for over the past year, campaigning and fundraising. Therefore, I am not actively campaigning or raising money until the situation becomes clearer. I owe it to my supporters to not raise money unless I believe I have a shot to win, and I don't believe I'd have a shot to win against Weprin. (If you don't know me, I am an incredible optimist, but also a bit of a realist.) I also think Weprin's done a pretty good job as Councilman.

I am very thankful for the incredible support I have received over the past year and quite confident that in January, when the dust clears, if there is still an open seat to campaign for, I will have ample time to gather the funds and support necessary to win next year's Council election.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes we did!

Congrats to Barack Obama, to winners of elections throughout the country, and to the United States of America. Yes we can, and yes we did!