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More About the Picnic on August 8th

Updates about the picnic on August 8th:

Food is coming from City Barbeque. Yum.

Zach Space will be there.

Allison Russo will be there.

We expect to have Cordray/Sutton t-shirts available for purchase ($10 for S, M, L & XL; $12 for XXL).  If you made a request already, you will be able to pick up your order, assuming the printer gets them done. Cash or check please.

Picnic Benefitting the ODP 2018 Coordinated Campaign (RSVP)

Join UAPA and the Coalition of Democratic and Progressive Organizations of Central Ohio for a picnic. And a fundraiser. And a candidate meet and greet. And a lot of fun.

With special guest ODP Chairman David Pepper. Bring a friend and join us for an update on ODP's strategy to take back Ohio in 2018 and learn how you can get involved!

Vocal Resistance to perform.

4th Annual UAPA Family Picnic in the Park with NY Times Best-selling Author, David Sirota

Make plans now to attend UAPA's 4th annual family picnic on Sunday, June 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be prepared for an afternoon of live entertainment, popular picnic food (including vegetarian options), children's activities and good conversation!

At the event, we'll be unveiling our new yard signs, T-shirts and bumper stickers supporting the Obama candidacy -- come for the party and stay for the debut! Also on tap:

• Best-selling political author David Sirota, currently on tour promoting his new book THE UPRISING, will stop by and speak.

signup• You'll also have the chance to meet and greet many of the local candidates for office.

• As part of our committment to give back to our community, UAPA is sponsoring a good drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

• Activities for the kids includes a visit by magician and storyteller ABC Mother McGoose from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., face painting, arts and crafts, corn hole toss and softball.

• Back for an encore visit is the Jim and Charley Band, playing many of your favorite oldies and contemporary hits!

Straight from The Colbert Report and PBS's Now to Upper Arlington! David Sirota to Speak at UAPA Picnic

Upper Arlington Progressive Action is proud to announce that noted political author David Sirota will speak at the 4th Annual UAPA Picnic in the Park on Sunday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. Sirota’s new book, THE UPRISING: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington (Crown Publishing Group) will be released on May 28, 2008. The book includes a chapter on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and his efforts to shape the populist movement in Washington.

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THE UPRISING, which follows Sirota’s New York Times bestseller Hostile Takeover (2006), reports on today’s seething popular discontent on both the Right and Left, which is creating a new populist political movement roiling the 2008 presidential campaign and national politics. From behind-the-scenes negotiations on Capitol Hill to an ExxonMobil stockholder meeting and the campsite of the Minutemen guarding the U.S.-Mexico border, Sirota traveled the United States to report on this anger and the populist uprising it is creating.

The book traces the roots of populism, as well as the efforts to thwart populism, including the Democratic Party’s “superdelegate” system. THE UPRISING features exclusive reporting on icons across the political spectrum, from CNN’s Lou Dobbs, to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillorsen. The book shows why Molly Ivins hailed Sirota as “a new-generation populist who instinctively understands that the only real questions are ‘Who’s getting screwed’ and ‘Who’s doing the screwing?’”

Please join us in welcoming David Sirota to Upper Arlington, and hear how grassroots groups like UAPA will transform this country from the ground up. Sirota will be signing copies of his book, which will be for purchase, following his remarks. Please note that we cannot accept credit cards. For more information on the Picnic in the Park, please see the related article.

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming UAPA and Community Events!

Sunday, June 22 Fourth Annual UAPA Picnic in the Park, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Please note new location!
Fancyburg Park, Kioka Road

Friday, July 4 UAPA July 4th Parade Watching, 9:00 a.m.
We’ll gather near the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Brandon Roads. Look for the blue banner -- we’ll have the coffee and doughnuts ready!

Saturday, August 2 UAPA Second Annual Garage Sale
Corner of Ridgecliff and Redding road
Start saving your gently used household items to donate!
More details to follow!

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