the north end of Grant Avenue, at the edge of North Beach, a left turn takes you onto Stockton Street where few tourists venture
and residents do their shopping, especially for vegetables and prepared meats. Knowing it was more voter-rich, Jason's
entourage made the turn.
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The sidewalks were thick with
determined grocery shoppers. Here and there, small groups discussed important matters. There were virtually no tourists
here. The dense sidewalks sometimes swallowed up the candidate.
Often, just simple eye-contact was enough to distribute Jason’s cards. Holding one up so the Chinese characters
were seen seemed to get attention. Probably three times as many found their way into receptive hands here than on Grant Avenue.
The small discussion groups were obvious choices and almost every group accepted a card. Vendors often
smiled as they reached for one. There was a feeling here that, in some way, the campaign made connections with thoughtful
people who were likely to talk about Jason’s campaign when they returned home.
About 200 cards were handed
out during the three-hour walk. A job well-done!
Tired, hungry and satisfied, the best campaigers in the City followed Chris to Chinatown's landmark Hanh
Ah restaurant where generations have escaped from the tourists.
Jason’s fortune said,
“Stay in touch with important people”. He took it very seriously!