Tonight, Sen. Barack Obama will make history by officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, and he’ll do so forty-five years to the day after Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Walt was there that day, standing near the Reflecting Pool. -Greg
Signs, Signs, Everywhere
We distributed about a hundred Walt Eilers for Mayor yard signs across Fayetteville Sunday evening. We’ve distributed additional signs since. If you’d like one for your home or business, email the campaign, and we’ll deliver it. -Greg
Ninety-Percent of Success Is Showing Up
All mayoral candidates were invited by Ozark Natural Foods to a meeting today at noon. ONF wanted the opportunity to share its thoughts, plans, and accomplishments with each of the candidates. Walt, Lioneld, and Adam attended. -Greg
Cajun Tapas & Wine at Cafe Rue Orleans
You like great food, right? And great wine? And supporting local businesses? Cafe Rue Orleans is hosting a Cajun Tapas & Wine event for Walt on Monday, September 8th, at 6:30. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance by emailing the campaign at eilersformayor (at) gmail (dot) com.
Dickson and Downtown
(From last week’s campaign newsletter) Though downtown Fayetteville and Dickson Street have evolved greatly over the years, terrific live entertainment has always been important to both. Today both areas are suffering. There are fewer suitable venues for live music (ask local musicians) and we risk losing the Walton Arts Center–or at least seeing the current facility lose its present role...
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There’s nothing that can be said, really, about the tragic events in Little Rock yesterday. All on the campaign are keeping those involved in their thoughts. -Greg
The Running Man
(The following interview appeared on thefiveforty.com on February 13, 2008.) Walt Eilers sits at a table at On the Rocks in Fayetteville. The time is 6:45. In fifteen minutes, he’ll address the local chapter of Drinking Liberally, a small group of politically minded people who meet every other Tuesday to hoist a pint and talk politics. “There probably won’t be many people...
Meet Walt Eilers
The Fayetteville Flyer recently featured each of the five mayoral candidates. Walt was the first interviewed. (Read it here.) If you like what you read, visit the Flyer at fayettevilleflyer.com and vote for Walt in the current poll.
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Really? People have fallen on the cracked sidewalks around the Fayetteville...– “Truth Is the First Casualty” from The Iconoclast (Link)
Four Hundred Friends Make for a Lot of Noise
Walt welcomed his 400th friend to MySpace yesterday; the campaign has nearly 100 on Facebook. More than any other candidate, Walt’s finding new ways to reach voters, and in doing so, is working to make sure each voice is heard. Thanks to everyone for their continuing support. Keep spreading word about Walt. -Greg