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Baking their way to the White House?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 10:37 am in 2008 presidential election.

Moveon.Org folks in Walnut Creek will host a bake sale Sunday as part of a nationwide “Hungry for Change” campaign kick-off event to raise bucks for presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

If you want to put a few dollars into the Democrats’ campaign or just have a hankering for a blueberry muffin, the bake sale will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. near the Walnut Creek Farmer’s Market at the corner of Locust and Giammona streets.

Read more for the full press release:

WALNUT CREEK MOVEON MEMBERS HOLD
“HUNGRY FOR CHANGE” BAKE SALE

NATIONAL BAKE SALES KICK OFF QUEST
TO WIN GENERAL ELECTION

This Sunday, MoveOn members in Walnut Creek will hold “Hungry for Change” bake sales to
raise money to help elect Barack Obama in November. This bake sale will be one of 675 around the
country to kick off MoveOn.org’s general election campaign, and proceeds will go to fund the
progressive PAC’s election efforts.

The enthusiastic response of MoveOn members to the “Hungry for Change” bake sales is another
example of the incredible grassroots energy that has built the foundation of Senator Obama’s
candidacy for the White House. Millions of small donors and armies of volunteers have helped
Senator Obama secure the nomination, including MoveOn members. MoveOn.org endorsed Obama
on February 1st and members have been active in every primary contest since then.

“Hungry for Change” is modeled on MoveOn.org’s 2004 “Bake Back the White House”, which
generated hundreds of thousands of dollars and was attended by tens of thousands of volunteers.

“After eight years of failed Bush policies, Americans are hungry for change this November,” said
local MoveOn member Shelley Jue. “These bake sales are a fun and yummy way to engage our
community and allow everyone to help elect Senator Obama-one cookie at a time.”

WHAT: MoveOn members hold 675 “Hungry for Change” bake sales in cities and towns
across the country – visit http://pol.moveon.org/event/bakesales08 for a bake sale near you.

WHERE: Near Walnut Creek Farmer’s Market; Corner of Locust and Giammona

WHEN: June 22, 2008; 8AM-1PM

MoveOn.org Political Action is a political action committee powered by 3.2 million Progressive
Americans. We believe in the power of small donors and grassroots action to elect progressive
leaders to office and to advance a progressive agenda. We do not accept any donations over
$5,000, and the average donation to MoveOn.org Political Action is under $50.

NOTE: Photo downloaded from http://infinitejestchallenge.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/day-5-dfws-top-secret-cookie-recipe/

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  • RR

    The next time an SF panhandler asks me for “change,” I’ll refer him to MoveOn.org

  • RR

    The next time an SF panhandler asks me for “change,” I’ll refer him to MoveOn.org

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com Bill Gram-Reefer

    Now that Obama has announced his campaign will forgo public campaign finance limits, will he still need to rely on the “soft money” spigot that groups like MoveOn and others use to attack opposition candidates via issue ads? Apparently he can use the unlimited hundreds of millions of “hard” dollars in his campaign to work swing states.

    Or, paraphrasing Freud…sometimes a bake sale is just a bake sale?

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com Bill Gram-Reefer

    Now that Obama has announced his campaign will forgo public campaign finance limits, will he still need to rely on the “soft money” spigot that groups like MoveOn and others use to attack opposition candidates via issue ads? Apparently he can use the unlimited hundreds of millions of “hard” dollars in his campaign to work swing states.

    Or, paraphrasing Freud…sometimes a bake sale is just a bake sale?

  • hilltopper

    Bill,

    FYI, Move-On announced yesterday that it was shutting down its 527 at Obama’s request.

    John McCain Voted to Filibuster Minimum Wage Hike

  • hilltopper

    Bill,

    FYI, Move-On announced yesterday that it was shutting down its 527 at Obama’s request.

    John McCain Voted to Filibuster Minimum Wage Hike

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com Bill Gram-Reefer

    Thanks Hilltopper; so I guess that makes it just a bake sale, afterall!

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com Bill Gram-Reefer

    Thanks Hilltopper; so I guess that makes it just a bake sale, afterall!

  • hilltopper

    Bill,

    To be clear, Move-On shut down its 527. it can still raise and spend money, but it is now limited to contribution from individuals and in small amounts. No more big donors and no more donations from organizations.

    John McCain Opposed Expanded GI Bill

  • hilltopper

    Bill,

    To be clear, Move-On shut down its 527. it can still raise and spend money, but it is now limited to contribution from individuals and in small amounts. No more big donors and no more donations from organizations.

    John McCain Opposed Expanded GI Bill