Winograd Supporters Greet Harman at Mar Vista Farmers Market

jane harman campaignBy the time Jane Harman arrived, Winograd for Congress supporters were everywhere at the Mar Vista Farmers Market on the West side of Los Angeles. Holding signs that read “Jobs, Not Wars” and “Stop the Jets” (a reference to polluting jets at nearby Santa Monica airport), Winograd volunteers, wearing campaign t-shirts and hats, brought up the rear, outflanking Harman & LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, as all marched past the vegetable and fruit stands.

Yards away Marcy shook hands with voters and assured them when she goes to Congress she will vote to bring the troops home from Afghanistan and invest tax dollars in job creation at home. Harman’s visit was short. Ten minutes — and then she was gone.

Winograd for Congress supporters then hit the streets — precinct walking in Wilmington, where one now-supporter opened her door, saw Marcy and hugged her, saying, “In 30 years I’ve never seen a candidate at my door. I’m voting for you on Tuesday.”

50,000 doors knocked and calls made, over 800 volunteers, $426,000 raised without a dime of corporate money — that’s the Winograd for Congress campaign.

Marcy Winograd

Photo credit: Ralph Oden

Published by the LA Progressive on June 7, 2010
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About Marcy Winograd

Marcy Winograd is a blogger, activist, and public school teacher in Los Angeles. You can follow her on twitter: marcywinograd