Phone Banking Update

October 1, 2008 Phone Bank Outcomes: The OFO Political Task Force Action Plan got off to a rousing start on October 1st. Orange Chapter President and Regional Representative John Miller led a member and staff phone banking team of 17 in making calls for CSEA endorsed Governing Board Candidate Florice Huffman. Huffman joined the phone banking and seemed delighted at the work CSEA continues to do on her behalf.

The Team-Leaders for the night, Region 22 PAC Allyson Holt and LLR Bill Lokay reported an excellent night. The phone banking results for the nights were; 341 –Yes for Huffman; 6-No; 72 Undecided; 448 messages left and 121 wrong numbers. The team made a total of 419 contacts with voters and 988 total calls.  LRR Bill Lokay continues his legacy of leadership in setting the bar high for phone bank teams that follow.

Next Up on the Calendar:

Saturday, October 18, 2008 – Orange County Labor Coalition Breakfast and Walk Day Location: 309 N Rampart Street Suite M, Orange CA 92866 [IBEW] Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m. Walk: 9:00-12:00. We will be walking for CSEA endorsed Governing Board Candidates in Santa Ana and Anaheim and others.  Join Us! – To RSVP contact Kenny Wilson at [714] 532-7135 or

Okay, What About the Bus Trip?

Under the header, “the best laid plans of mice and men…”  The Bus Trip to San Diego scheduled for October 11th had to be cancelled due to factors truly beyond our control [i.e. the bus cost more than could be expended, and the campaign didn’t appear to have the capacity to handle that size of a group.]  So, have we abandoned our commitment to assist in AD 78 and AD 80? No—The SLRR is asking OFO staff members to join him on October 11th to a trip to San Diego to Help in AD 78 and/or a October 25th trip to Palm Springs to help in AD 80.. We will take our own vehicles- any members who wish to join us, I say thank you and please contact me.

Finally, Senator Lou Correa Meeting:

Senator Lou Correa is very interested in hearing your views “post budget fiasco”. His office has set a meeting at his Santa Ana office for Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.  2323 N. Broadway, Suite 245 Santa Ana. If you would like to attend- please let me know.

Many thanks all…

A. Alan Aldrich
Senior Labor Relations Representative
(714) 532-7137