Lisa Rein's Movies and Pictures From the November 23, 2002 Party for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco

Updated 12/05/02   Comprehensive Photo/Video Index

"It's important that Democrats are in the majority so that we can fight for working families in America. That is the issue that binds us as Democrats."-- Nancy Pelosi, 11/23/02.

On Saturday, November 23, 2002 I went to a party in San Francisco thrown by Representative Nancy Pelosi to celebrate her new role as leader of the Democratic Party. (A friend of mine received an invitation and thought I might be interesting in tagging along.)

I sure had a great time "tagging along" alright! I was able to speak to "Leader" Pelosi briefly during the party, video her speech and the two introductions beforehand, and even shoot video of some of the the "real" news crews interviewing Pelosi backstage.

CA Senator John Burton and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Quicktime Movie of Pelosi's Speech - Part 1

During the party beforehand, I spoke to Nancy very briefly about my concerns about John Poindexter and his Total Information Awareness project. I expressed concern that a man like John Poindexter would even still be working within our government and she just nodded her head in agreement. "Yes," she said. "Isn't it horrible?"

I asked her if she was going to fight to protect our privacy. "Of course," she said. "Those are civil rights issues and I am always fighting to protect civil rights straight across the board."

I asked her if it actually matters for us to send letters to our Representatives about this issue, and issues in general, and she said it matters very much. "It's the only way to keep the pressure on these issues and keep up the debate. Send those letters and keep sending them, please," she said.

More Videos and Text of Pelosi's Speech

IntroductionVideos and Text of Pelosi's Speech
Video: Q and A w/Pelosi "Backstage" Introductions from Sen. Burton and Friends

Note: Each of the photographs above is linked to a larger version if you click on the image.

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I'll be releasing these photographs and all of my video footage under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication soon, but until then, here's a Public Domain Dedication of my own to hold everyone over:
I, Lisa Rein, hereby dedicate the entire copyright of this collection, "Lisa Rein's November 23, 2002 Footage from Leader Pelosi's San Francisco Celebration Party" to the Public Domain.

I'm working on a better interface and a Comprehensive Photo/Video Index, so folks won't get lost in the quagmire of my rapidly-expanding library of video footage.

I'll also have some technical notes up soon to help explain how to install the software required to get the movies to run on various platforms for you non-uber techie folks.

I also still need to re-encode everything as MPEGs capable of running on unix-based operating systems.