East End Women for Obama

UPDATED 25 October

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Sisters and Brothers:

On September 21, on a moment's notice, more than 450 women, and some men and children, stood together in a field in Sagaponack, NY, in support of Barack Obama's historic presidency, as people have been doing throughout the country in this amazing campaign - in living rooms, backyards, community centers and on the streets.

What shone through was the passion and urgency for meaningful, historic change, the spirit of community, and the power of women's voices. Everyone pitched in, with equipment, music, skills, ideas, clipboards, parking…

Money was raised on the spot for Vote Today Ohio, people made plans to canvass in other states, and within days a 3 minute video was produced and put on You Tube, along with testimonies posted on VoterMoms.com. Sunday, October 19, the video was one of ten, chosen from over 150 by CNN I-reports to be shown at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Many of us have traveled to battleground states, attended and hosted other events, phoned, written, met and schemed about how to assure a victory.

We feel it is imperative to record more women's voices to document this historic moment. In fact we wish we could include voices from women around the world, whose lives will be so deeply affected by what happens in this country on November 4th.

We invite you to join EAST END WOMEN FOR OBAMA TAKE 2. We will tape more women for a documentary that will tell what the women from one community have to say as we approach the election of our lives. Please circulate this to anyone you believe would wish to be heard. (We've had trouble with the group list we created after the first taping and need help getting the word out.) We will begin the interviews on Sunday, October 26th from 2-5 p.m. and make a schedule to continue throughout the following week. We want to include as many women of different ages, experiences, backgrounds as possible. We will continue to offer information on campaign needs and encourage everyone who can to travel to battleground states in the last days and to continue phoning.

2-5 p.m. (any time during that time) SUNDAY OCTOBER 26th, 2008
At PHOTO OP, 1 Tradesman's Path, off Butter Lane
Bridgehampton, New York

For further information about tapings or if you cannot join us on sunday and would like to sign up for one day next week please contact Valerie at eastendwomen@gmail.com.

Here are the videos recorded in September.

Week of October 23 - updated 10-25

Wassup 2008

East End Women for Obama TAKE 2: October 26

Help Suffolk Legislator Viloria-Fisher Save Senior and Social Programs

Memorial Service for Jane Chaleff - Sat. Oct 25, 12 Noon

Economic Contribution of Immigrants to Long Island

Peace and Justice Calendar - updated 10-23

Tidings from Hazel Kahan: Beggars and Begging Thursday, Oct 23, 12 Noon
WPKN 89.5 / WPKM 88.7

Suffolk Peace Vigils

Casualties in Iraq

Recent postings:

Obama Campaign Bus Trips to Pennsylvania

Seven Years of War

Sustainable Southold Launched

UPDATED 09-11-08: Attention Parents of High School Students - Info for Military Recruiters

Recommended Reading: 9-11: Main man, an army general, goes scot free. Iraqi family on east end seek new life, Stories from the forgotten coast,Do Native Americans Have 1st Amendment Rights? - Free Gaza: Activists sail to break blockade, & more

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media

Democracy Now!

The independent news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez:
on Riverhead/Southampton/Southold/Shelter Island
Channel 20:

Note: Channels 20 and 22 now reaquire a digital capable TV or converter box. A digital box is available free until 10-16-08.

Go to Cablevision.com/update for more information.

Monday 10 pm
Tuesday 6 pm

Wednesday 10 pm
Thursday 6pm (10 pm starting Oct 2)
Friday 9 pm ( 8pm starting Oct 3)
Saturday - 6:30 am ( 6pm starting Oct 4)

Also on WUSB 90.1 FM 5pm Mon-Friday and East Hampton LTV Ch 20

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Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Long Island

Strengthening Long Island:

http://app.icontact.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/146481/ae1037ec33368fb85f215b43ecba479f/image/jpegThe Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Nassau and Suffolk Counties

October 27, 2008

3:00PM - 4:30PM

A symposium including a presentation and discussion of the results of a new study by Adelphi University Prof. Mariano Torras, which finds that in 2006, immigrants contributed $10.6 billion to the Long Island economy. Immigrants exercised $7.5 billion in buying power, helped create 82,000 new jobs, and even paid $2 billion more in taxes than they received in services.

“Strengthening Long Island: The Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Nassau and Suffolk Counties” assesses the positive impact of immigrant Long Islanders on many facets of Long Island’s economy. This report demonstrates the critically important role of the immigrant population on Long Island and details their contributions to the economy.

In a time when both national and local attention is focused on this important issue, Professor Torras' study provides desperatly needed hard statistical evidence. This Study grounds the discussions of immigration in the specifics of growth to Long Island. This presentation is essential for all Long Islanders because of the key role immigrants play in strengthening Long Island's economy and its communities.

Adelphi University - Alumni House

154 Cambridge Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

http://app.icontact.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/146481/c1e832f7e82e0ee386a217ec634c32f1/image/jpegSpace is limited, Admission is free

Please RSVP by email to longislandwins@gmail.com or by phone to 516.304.5642


See the full report at http://events.adelphi.edu/news/strengtheninglongisland/

Jane Chaleff Memorial Service - Saturday October 25 12 Noon

Jane Chaleff Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 25 12 Noon at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett.

Jane Chaleff, the wife of architect Bill was the Family Service Director at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library. She died in August.

Directions to Quail Hill Farm supplied by the Rogers Memorial Library.

From the west County Road 39 , Left onto Montauk Highway - Route 27 in Water Mill,
Follow Rte 27 to Amagansett (east of E.Hampton village). Left onto Abrams Landing Road
(just after fire house). Cross Railroad tracks. Left onto Springs-Amagansett Road. Travel
past the golf course. Left onto Side Hill Lane, follow the road around a sharp right turn.
Park on the left. Enter the orchard at the dirt drivewy across the street.

Tidings from Hazel Kahan on WPKN / WPKM Beggars and Begging

Hazel talks about BEGGING AND BEGGARS: and asks: is it a profession? Misfortune? Scourge? Spiritual practice?

Tidings from Hazel Kahan are heard on the fourth Thursday each month at 12 Noon on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport / WPKM 88.7 Montauk and streaming on the internet at http://www.wpkn.org/ontheair.html