Our small team journeyed to the Oak Street Fair this weekend.
He came, we saw, we did our performance where I lost a shoe and part of the routine had to be skipped. The cold weather made the split harder, but people seemed to enjoy it. I wonder if there was video?
There was a carnival atmosphere, fun and games.
Arts and crafts
And I sold my book as well.
Booths to reach out to the community
And let them know a little bit about what's going on in the election.
One question I didn't know about that is going to be on the Ballot is the Community Preservation Act.That I learned about at the Chinese Progressive Association's table, pictured above. Basically it will raise money through a 1% tax surcharge (if your poor there are exemptions) It would come out to about $24 a year for someone whose house is assessed at $500,000. The money goes into parks historical preservation, and to protect water quality, that sort of thing as well as creating new affordable housing.
Basically what a lot of people are protesting about... this is actually a vote for legislation on the issue and you vote on a question (YES on 5 if you are for it) not taking a risk on a candidate.
Hmmm... come to think of it, I would totally door knock for this issue in my old neighborhood. Just to explain it and explain to people why they should vote.
Back to the Fair. There was food.
and a pretty good turn out.