The campaign trail, via motorcycle

Last night I strapped 10 sign frames to the back of the bike, put the plastic bag signs in the luggage, along with buttons, bumper stickers, and old campaign lit- and made my way down to the Warren County Democrats’ organizational meeting. It may not be the easiest way to get your campaign stuff to a meeting in the far-flung empire known as OH-3, but my bike gets 45 mpg compared to the car which gets 25mpg on a good day. Ending our dependence on oil is a key change Americans have to all become conscious of.

Finding the place is tough- for the record, it’s here: 1975 US 42 N, Lebanon, OH 45036? The building is a huge improvement over the one where I spoke a few years ago with Jane Mitakides, and, now- I take my Flip camera, so you see what I say- not just hear it. I’m going to have to start packing my portable tall tripod instead of the little gorilla pod I usually carry – so don’t shoot the cameraman/candidate.

I’m pretty sure no other candidate is providing this level of accessibility, it’s one of the key values I plan to continue when elected. I believe in open, honest and fair government, based on a frank discussion with the people- not the political parties, not the power brokers, and certainly not those who buy access through campaign donations.

The League of Women Voters is trying to staging a debate on June 29, 30 or Jul 6 or 7. I’ll keep you posted. If you have questions you’d like them to ask the candidates- please leave them in the comments here or e-mail them: susan (at) lwvdayton (D0t) org

UPDATE: OH-3 Democratic Candidate Debate/Forum, to be held by League of Women Voters, Wed June 30, Montgomery County Democratic HQ 131 S Wilkinson Street Dayton OH 45402 , 7:30 PM.

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