Burns and Rehberg continue to screw our veterans. A little background for you folks that might not know. The VA stands for the Veterans Affairs Administration. Its a federal agency tasked with providing health care and other services to veterans who served in our armed forces. It provides everything from basic check-ups, to surgery, to long term care, to counseling.
In Missoula or just passing through, we have some events to rock you right through August and on into September.
Get out your calendars! Here is what the Missoula Chapter of the Big Sky Demos have cooking for the next three weeks...
Meeting/Happy Hour at the Iron Horse Bar
(We are switching meeting locations in order to catch some rays after work. Let me know if you have any other suggestions for future meeting places.)
BSD Community Service Project at the
11am until 2pm
535 Ryman Street, downtown Missoula (a block down from the Depot)
We will be helping to prepare and serve lunch at the center's soup kitchen. Join us for this quick and easy way to help our Missoula neighbors in need.
Pearl Jam Concert at the Adams Center
While BSD doesn't have any official connection to this campaign fundraiser, a lot of us young demos are going to the concert so we are going to have a "pre-game soiree" before the concert.
5:30pm until concert time
BSD's "Missoula Mayor-to-be Mixer"
Spend Happy Hour with the Candidates
at a location TBA
Thursday, September 1
5:30 - 7pm
Because your vote counts, but forums are boring
BYOD (A Buy your own drink event)
Dear Members and Friends--
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to see a ballgame in style with the Montana's fastest growing political group, the Big Sky Democrats and special guests U.S. Senate candidates Jon Tester and John Morrison at our 'Night with the Mustangs' the evening of August 24 from 5-7 pm.
The Big Sky Democrats have rented out the space along the third baseline at Cobb Field for this special event. For $17, you can get into the game, get some dinner and a beer or soft drink. The party is open to everyone and admission is free for kids age 5 and under.
New Party Chair McDonald Nails Debut Appearance in Burns Ad Launch
Big props need to go out to our new Party Chairman, Dennis McDonald (or more affectionately known amongst the BSDs as “D-Mac”) for sticking the landing perfectly during his first big news cycle.
On Monday the Party released the first tv ad of the 2006 election. The spot, sponsored by the MDP and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, hammers Sen. Conrad Burns for his shady dealings and all-too-cozy relationship with dirtbag lobbyist Jack Abramoff. more
The Montana Democratic Party has come out swinging against Senator Conrad Burns' cozy relationship with sketchy lobbyist Jack Abramoff. To check out the new television spot that went up today clickhere.
Baucus Snags $2.3 Billion for MT Highways
Hat’s off to Montana’s senior U.S. Senator, Max Baucus, for snagging $2.3 billion for Montana in the recently passed highway construction bill. The national watchdog groups may call him a “porker,” but here in Montana we need those dollars to boost safety on the roads and create jobs. More
Bush on Vacation: 20% of his time in office since 2001 he has been on vacation. This is the highest level of vacation by a president for the last 36 years. And this is during a time of war... Want proof? Read on...
Bush's 49th trip to Crawford is a 5-week working break
WACO, Texas — President Bush is getting the kind of break most Americans can only dream of: nearly five weeks away from the office, loaded with vacation time. More...
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation will host its annual CampusOrganizing Training in Helena on Friday, August 12. The training will start at 10:30 am and run until 5:00 pm. The training is free, but students must register at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Lunch will be provided.
What will I learn?
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation will train you to become an effective organizer on your campus, talk to other students about choice issues, work with the media, fundraise, and create and stick to a nine-month plan for organizing.
The question Montanans need to ask today: where inna hell was Rep. Dennis Rehberg last night when the House killed Senator Baucus’ provision to reopen the runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls??? more
Check out Matt Singer’s analysis of this David Lipson, the Las Vegas-based owner of the Paws Up who wants to bogart “The Last Best Place” for his own personal profiteering. Singer also reveals that the dude is an unholy R contrib.