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A Flag Day fundraiser

It's a beautiful summer weekend in San Francisco! Happy day-late Juneteenth to everyone, and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. The myriad farmer's markets of District 5 are overflowing with summer produce. You're sure to see Thea and company out and about among the cherries and apricots, gathering your signatures. 

 Thea just returned from a few days in Arlington, Virginia, where her brother Tom and his wife Dee hosted a garden fundraiser for the campaign! A large and lively crowd of families came to Dee's beautiful garden to enjoy slider burgers and chocolate-chip cookies, and to show their support for Thea. The pictures unfortunately don't do justice to Dee's horticultural genius, but we wanted to share them anyway. (Check out the Flag Day themed candles in the picture below!)

 

Dee's beautiful garden

 

Dee and Tom drew a large and lively crowd of families, including several whose daughters attend a local science and math middle school. Given the shortage of young women pursuing those subjects, it was heartwarming to speak with them and hear about their experiences. 

 

Thea guests

 

Our heartfelt thanks to Tom, Dee, and all of their friends for a beautiful fundraiser. Your generosity and enthusiasm have bolstered the spirits of the campaign, and sent us back to San Francisco with a new burst of energy.

To all our San Francisco friends and supporters: we hope you saw Steve Jones's recent Bay Guardian article on the District 5 race! It mentions Thea as one of the leading candidates in a race that now has over ten of them (wow!).  However, we hope that the next time Thea's name comes up, she's accurately described as the progressive she is. We're confident that Thea's record of supporting everything from free Muni for youth to ranked-choice voting will speak for itself. 

But, of course, we appreciate the nod. Check out Thea's about page if you want more information about her background, and, as always email us if you've got questions that need answers. We deeply appreciate your engagement and support!

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  • commented 2012-07-07 08:37:21 -0700
    Flag Day TMI: Flag Day was started June 14th, 1885 by Bernard Cigrand, a 19 year old school teacher at Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin. The town has a great parade and national speakers every year on the sunday after Father’s Day.
  • published this page in Blogarchive 2012-06-17 14:12:49 -0700