New Times: Could you please describe Coffee House Activists?
Suzanne Maisner: It’s a non-partisan group designed for citizens to come together on legislation to help create change. It’s a place where people can learn about hot legislation issues for 10 to 15 minutes, and write letters on legislation they care about to local and national legislatures. It gives a voice to people
New Times: When was Coffee House Activists established?
Suzanne Maisner: I started it this month locally, and would like to start in other cities.
New Times: What issues have you written about?
Suzanne Maisner: Four things: Universal health care; a lot of environmental issues like slowing emissions and exploring conservation measures; campaign finance reform; and promoting peace, such as ending the war in Iraq and not invading Iran.
New Times: When and where are meetings held?
Suzanne Maisner: We meet once a month in North County every second Wednesday of the month at Joebella Coffee Roast in Templeton, every 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Nautical Bean in San Luis Obispo in the Laguna Shopping Center, and every 4th Wednesday at CafÈ Andreini in Arroyo Grande. The meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m.