Monday, January 04, 2010

Ali Launches Listening Tour; Other Delegation Members Not Invited

District 39 Delegate Saqib Ali has announced a "listening tour" this week to prepare for his next campaign. Ali neither notified nor invited the other members of his district delegation - Senator Nancy King and Delegates Charles Barkley and Kirill Reznik - to participate. Following is the mass email sent out by Ali.


Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support over this past year and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.

As we begin to organize at the grassroots level in preparation for my next campaign, I am excited to inform you that I will be holding a listening tour around Maryland's 39th Legislative District (Gaithersburg/Germantown area). On the tour I will be listening to constituents' concerns, informing folks about our campaign's grassroots efforts and talking about my record of service for the past 3 years.

As I've mentioned in previous emails, it is vital that we begin to organize now to ensure that this campaign is up and running ahead of the coming legislative session in Annapolis (starting January 13th). I would love for you to join me at one or more of our listening tour stops listed below to help mobilize our grassroots. As a bonus, our campaign will raffle off a $50 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory restaurant to one lucky attendee at each gathering! Please bring friends and family.

Listening Tour Stops:

Monday, January 4th, 7:00 pm: at the home of Phyllis Book, located at 10062 Maple Leaf Drive, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. Click here for map/directrions.

Tuesday, January 5th, 7:00 pm: Panera Bread Restaurant, located at 19823 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874. Click here for map/directions.

Wednesday, January 6th, 7:00 pm: at the home of Saba & Omar Dadi, located at 11604 Moorestown Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Click here for map/directions.

Thursday January 7th, 6:30 pm: District 39 Democratic Caucus Dinner at New Fortune Chinese Restaurant located at 16515 S. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Click here for map/directions. Cost: $20. Dinner will be provided.

Friday, January 8th, 7:00 pm: at the home of Arthur Doe, located at 8125 Begonia Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. Click here for map/directions.

Saturday, January 9th, 2:00 pm: at Starbucks Coffee Shop, located at 505 Quince Orchard Road, Germantown, MD 20878. Click here for map/directions.

Sunday, January 10th, 7:00 pm: at Panera Bread Restuarant, located at 598 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Click here for map/directions.

I hope to see you in the coming week as we begin what promises to be an exciting campaign. Please bring as many of your friends and family as possible! Please RSVP by responding to this email letting us know which events you will attend and listing and your cell phone number.

Thank you!

Delegate Saqib Ali
(301) 685-3409

PS. If you cannot attend, but want to join our campaign as a volunteer, please provide me your full contact information by clicking here.

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By Authority of Friends of Saqib Ali, Sajjid Rauf, Treasurer
One event on the list stands out: Thursday night's District 39 Caucus dinner, which is an annual event including the entire delegation and their friends. We have heard rumors that Ali intends to "pack" the dinner with his supporters for purposes unknown. Oh, the drama! Pictures, please!