First off, I would like to say that there is a dedicated bunch of close friends and new associates that care deeply about getting Jake on the ballot in November. They stayed late into the night, trying to drum up support and signatures for Jake.
There were a great breakdancing duo that brought me back to Electric Bugaloo days, and brought an old breaker out of retirement for a few moves. There was a great local rapper and DJ that performed a few cuts, and a ska band out of Syracuse called Razbari Sumthing which were really entertaining. I hope to have some of the video taken up on my blog, if I can figure out how to get it on there.
The happy hour rally was, in a sense, deserted. Not for any fault of the volunteer staff, but for the fault of no one being out on an friday night after work. We did get a steady (slow) stream of supporters, petition signers and well wishers that got to meet Jake, hear what he had to say, and ask him questions personally.
I hit the streets with clipboard in hand, and Jake Roberts for Mayor badge (homemade) on my shirt. I talked to a few interesting people. Anyone who met the criteria of being a Syracuse resident, and being registered to vote was happy to sign the petition. Most of the "crowds" walking the street, consisted of parents from far away locales, touring the city with their son or daughter as they dropped them off for the beginning of school at SU.
There is a lot of work to be done, and the deadline approaches. If you are in the Syracuse area, read my blog, or have found it through a google or yahoo or dogpile search, please click on yesjake.org or the button below, and help volunteer to get the signatures we need to get on the ballot - and get these great ideas in to the public forum.