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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

SEPTEMBER 19: Rebecca’s Birthday BBQ



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Oakland City Council President Pro Tem

REBECCA KAPLAN’S BIRTHDAY BBQ


A benefit to help create safe streets and local jobs in Oakland.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Everett & Jones BBQ

126 Broadway, Oakland

Delicious food provided by Everett & Jones BBQ.
Vegetarian options available.

JOIN THE HOST COMMITTEE TODAY!

Host Levels (Write or Raise):

$5,000 | Olive (10 tickets)

$2,500 | Hickory (5 tickets)

$1,000 | Oak (3 tickets)

$500 | Applewood (2 tickets)

$100 | Mesquite (1 ticket)

Individual Tickets:

$43 | Individual

With questions or to RSVP, contact Jason Overman
at jason@kaplanforoakland.org or call at 510-463-4WIN.

Paid for by Campaign for Safe Streets and Local Jobs (Organized by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan), FPPC ID #1330827. This is a primarily-formed ballot measure committee (Alameda County), and contributions are not tax-deductible.
Friday, August 2nd, 2013

BUTCHVoices conference & pop-up store

Friends –

I am pleased to pass along information about a new ‘pop-up’ consignment shop that sells butch clothing and accessories.

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The pop-up is hosted by Show and Tell, a LGBTQI-friendly store at 1300 Clay Street #160 in downtown Oakland’s City Center Plaza.  Between August 5th and August 30th, customers can drop off clean, new or gently-used clothes, shoes & accessories – or come to shop - between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  For more details, contact Show & Tell at (510) 463-4964.

A portion of the pop-up’s proceeds will go directly to benefit the BUTCH Voices conference, which is taking place in downtown Oakland from August 15 – 18.

BUTCH Voices, a grassroots organization dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the community of self-identified butch people and their allies, is hosting their third annual national conference at the Oakland Marriott City Center:

  

BUTCH Voices 3rd Biennial National Conference
August 15 – 18, 2013
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland
Register Online

The conference will open on Thursday, August 15 with a welcome reception from 6-9 p.m. at Club 21 - where I’ll be speaking – and also features a gala on the evening of Saturday, August 17.

Finally, make sure you’ve marked your calendar for Oakland Pride on Sunday, September 1st in downtown Oakland.

In solidarity,

REBECCA D. KAPLAN
Council President Pro Tem

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I need your help

Kaplan

Friends,

I’m writing today to ask for your help.

We’ve achieved a great deal together so far in 2013, making significant progress towards public safety, economic vitality and legislative civility.  And I’m almost finished retiring my re-election campaign debt – but I face a critical deadline this evening.

I need to raise $4,789 by 11:59 p.m. tonight to retire our remaining debt.  Today, will you contribute $25, $100 or whatever you can afford?

It really is a new day in City Hall  a reminder of the importance of key supporters like you.

Can I count on your gift to help retire our remaining debt by 11:59 p.m.?

In solidarity,
Rebecca
Rebecca

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Friday, December 14th, 2012

January 7, 2013: INAUGURATION CELEBRATION

Councilmember Rebecca D. Kaplans Inauguration
 

Dear Friends:

As we approach the new year, I am very grateful to the people of Oakland for re-electing me as their citywide councilmember with 61% of the vote.

I’ll continue the important work to restore neighborhood beat cops and attract jobs and business. And with a new Council, I’m optimistic for a new era of positivity and progress.

The Council will be sworn in on Monday, January 7, 2013 – and I hope you’ll celebrate with me at:

Councilmember Rebecca D. Kaplan’s Inauguration Celebration

Monday, January 7, 2013
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Faz Restaurant & Bar
1111 Broadway, Oakland

Food Served. Complimentary “Mai Tai” for first 50 guests (invented in Oakland).

Individual Tickets:  $75
Host Committee:  $1300  |  $700  |  $350  |  $150

RSVP or join host committee online: KaplanforOakland.org/inauguration
Contact: Diane Le | diane@kaplanforoakland.org | (916) 384-5378

I’m proud of the positive campaign we ran.  It was expensive, though, to reach voters across the city.

Can I count on your help to retire the debt from our campaign so we start the year off with a clean slate?

If you can’t attend, I hope you’ll consider making an end-of-the-year gift online at KaplanforOakland.org/donate.

Contribute

In gratitude,
Rebecca
REBECCA D. KAPLAN
Councilmember At-Large
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Shop in Oakland this Holiday Season

Dear Friends –

Whether you’re getting started or finishing up, I hope you’ll do this year’s holiday shopping right here in Oakland.

The City of Oakland is committed to making it easy, fun and convenient to shop locally.  By partnering with organizations like Oakland Grown and the Downtown-Uptown Oakland Association, we want to give you the resources to do just that.  Check out this helpful Downtown Holiday Shopping Guide:

shoppingguide

And it’s easy to get around.  Take the free “B” Broadway Shuttle - and through December 29, it’s free to park at city meters on Saturdays and Sundays.

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In addition to the wonderful offerings available at small businesses throughout our city, shoppinglocally makes a difference in the entire community.  By keeping your business here, you can help “be the change” in the effort to grow our local economy.

By supporting small businesses in Oakland, you’ll help generate new revenue for key community needs – like restoring our neighborhood beat cops.

And Oakland Grown has created a rewards card so you’ll earn points for shopping locally.

Log on to their website to find small businesses that you can support – and view their “2012Oakland Grown Gift Guide” for creative ideas on what to get for your friends, family and coworkers this year.

Finally, I wanted to make you aware of a couple fun events kicking off the holiday season:

Oakland City Center Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 7th - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Oakland City Center (outside 12th Street BART Station)
More information
 : call (510) 628-9170
Chabad of Oakland Community Menorah Lighting
Sunday, December 9th – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Splash Pad Park
 (across from Grand Lake Theatre)
More information
 : call (510) 545-6770
menorah
Happy Holidays!
Rebecca
Rebecca Kaplan
Councilmember At-Large

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Tuesday 11/6: GOTV!

You’re Invited To:
Get Out the Vote

Let’s Reach the Undecideds

 
Tuesday, November 6
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Democratic Party HQ

1430 Franklin Street, Oakland

Shifts of people will be dispatched to polling places throughout Oakland to distribute the “Democratic Party Voter Guide” to undecided voters as they arrive at the polls on Election Day.  Give us an hour – or however long you can spare!

Coffee & Refreshments Provided

SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT


Sign up online for a shift or contact
Pete Wilcox at (510) 393-4074

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

LAST EVENT: Race To Victory (11/5)

Please Join Us For

RACE TO VICTORY

 Final Fundraiser with Friends

Monday, November 5, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 p.m
Era Art Bar
19 Grand Avenue (map)


Please join us as we gather on the eve of the election to
show our support for Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
This is our moment – our last chance – and we need your support
to help make sure we have the resources we need to finish strong.

 

JOIN THE HOST COMMITTEE TODAY

$700 (or Max-Out) | Full-Marathon
$100 | Half-Marathon
$50 | Sprint
Buy a ticket online today or contact Alicia Kester
at alicia@kaplanforoakland.org or call (510) 463-4WIN
 

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

You’re Invited: RIBS & CALLS

You’re Invited To:

Ribs & Calls
Everett & Jones Host Phone Bank
 
Thursday, November 1
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Democratic Party HQ

1430 Franklin Street, Oakland

Join us for a phone bank party and enjoy on a delicious meal from Oakland’s famous Everett & Jones BBQ.  This will be our last major mobilization before GOTV – so come, fill up and call voters to make a difference (phones provided).

SIGN UP TODAY
Make Sure Voters Hear from Us

Can’t join us Thursday?  Sign up for another shift online or contact
Pete Wilcox at (510) 393-4074

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The Final Stretch: VOLUNTEER!

Volunteer for a 1, 2, or 3 hour shift to contact Oakland voters and tell them the truth about our record, our work and our priorities.  You can also drop in anytime.

Democratic Party HQ
1430 Franklin St, Oakland

Dems


Wednesday, October 31st – 5 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, November 1st – 5 to 9 p.m.
SPECIAL PHONE PARTY WITH EVERETT & JONES BBQ!

Friday, November 2nd – 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 3rd – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 4th – 12 to 8 p.m.

Training is quick and easy, and you’ll be calling voters within minutes.

Sign up for a 1 or 2 hour shift by contacting
field director Pete Wilcox at (510) 393-4074

Volunteer

We’re in the final stretch.  Can Rebecca count on you to sign up to volunteer today?

Our field office is reaching out to voters every day, and our volunteers are having great conversations with voters about re-electing the candidate who will keep Oakland moving forward.

And our ground campaign is working.  The Oakland Tribune reported on Saturday that ”a poll conducted…showed Kaplan leading De La Fuente.”

But our campaign needs one more thing: you.

Sadly, our challenger has begun deceptive attacks that blatantly lie about Councilmember Kaplan’s record.

To distract voters from his reckless votes to dramatically cut our police personnel, our challenger is spewing rhetoric blaming us for a crime increase that he caused.

Ignacio De La Fuente reminds me a lot of Mitt Romney in last night’s debate on security issues.  He thumps his chest and talks loudly about our need to get “tough on crime.” He thinks it’ll distract voters from simply looking at his voting record.

With your help, voters won’t fall for it – but we need your help to call them and make sure they know the truth. Will you sign up for a 1, 2 or 3 hour shift today?

We’re in the final stetch – and there’s one path to victory.  We need your help to make sure Oakland voters get the truth.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

VOLUNTEER: Democratic Days of Action with Kaplan for Oakland

Volunteer for a 1, 2, or 3 hour shift to contact Oakland voters and tell them the truth about our record, our work and our priorities.  You can also drop in anytime.

Democratic Party HQ
1430 Franklin St, Oakland

Dems

Wednesday, October 24th – 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 25th – 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, October 26th - 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 27th – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 28th – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Training is quick and easy, and you’ll be calling voters within minutes.

Sign up for a 1 or 2 hour shift by contacting
field director Pete Wilcox at (510) 393-4074

Volunteer

The election will be over in just two weeks.  Can Rebecca count on you to sign up to volunteer today?

Our field office is reaching out to voters every day, and our volunteers are having great conversations with voters about re-electing the candidate who will keep Oakland moving forward.

And our ground campaign is working.  The Oakland Tribune reported on Saturday that ”a poll conducted…showed Kaplan leading De La Fuente.”

But our campaign needs one more thing: you.

Sadly, our challenger has begun deceptive attacks that blatantly lie about Councilmember Kaplan’s record.

To distract voters from his reckless votes to dramatically cut our police personnel, our challenger is spewing rhetoric blaming us for a crime increase that he caused.

Ignacio De La Fuente reminds me a lot of Mitt Romney in last night’s debate on security issues.  He thumps his chest and talks loudly about our need to get “tough on crime.” He thinks it’ll distract voters from simply looking at his voting record.

With your help, voters won’t fall for it – but we need your help to call them and make sure they know the truth. Will you sign up for a 1, 2 or 3 hour shift today?

There’s only two weeks left – and one path to victory.  We need your help to make sure Oakland voters get the truth.



  


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