Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Considering a run for elected office?

What's involved in running for public office? How much time does it take? What does it cost? What are the rules? What are the enjoyable aspects and what are the uncomfortable parts? These are among the questions that will be answered in a free workshop July 9. It is open to anyone in our region considering seeking public office.
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce, The Bee, and activists from the Republican and Democratic parties have teamed up for more than a decade to offer these workshops. While the organizers don't have common views on many subjects, they do agree that voters benefit from having a choice among well-prepared candidates. The workshops are intended to help people become good candidates.
The workshop will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 9 at the Stanislaus County Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road, just off Highway 99.

Reservations are strongly suggested to assure sufficient materials. Contact the chamber office at (209) 577-5757 or mlopez@modchamber.org by Wednesday.


Read more: http://www.modbee.com/2011/07/04/1761366/considering-a-run-for-elected.html#ixzz1RFBGpzDr

Monday, July 4, 2011

The White House Celebrates Independence Day!



Tonight, the First Family is celebrating the Fourth of July by hosting more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for a barbeque, a USO show featuring Train and Amos Lee, and an extraordinary view of national capital fireworks from the South Lawn. Watch live at http://wh.gov/live.