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Auctionee: Sanam Vivansia

In Date Auction: Women on August 10, 2011 by Tyler Gray

Sanam2If your looking for beauty, brains and some mystery here is your chance to score a date with a Sanam, a Persian-Swedish attorney who finds Washington D.C. to be one of the most professionally rewarding cities she has ever been to. As to what a date with Sanam will entail, she promises no cross-examinations! Otherwise she is open minded and up for trying new things, new people and new opportunities.

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Favorite thing about Obama: “My favorite thing about the President is that he is an open-minded man. He welcomes and respects ALL people, no matter ethnicity, sex or religion. He is also a very clever man to have introduced the necessity of national health care for the American people. Having lived in Sweden all my life, I know that national health care is the backbone of any well-functioning and stabile developed country.”

A pick-up line that works: "Persian flavor with a Swedish touch!"

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Auctionee: Vivian Leslie

In Date Auction: Women on August 10, 2011 by Tyler Gray

vivian -leslieAlthough Vivian works as a nurse and is good to have around in emergency situations, if your waiting for another situation to get Vivian’s phone number- Don’t hold your breath as she told us that this auction is “the ONLY way a guy will ever get my phone number.” Vivian also wins the editors choice /  ‘baffle them with your BS award’ for the following anecdote about her community service:

“I am working to get Obama reelected by registering to vote in multiple states under: Vivian Leslie, Leslie Vivian, Viv Leslie, Leslie V, LesV– ACCORN only had it partially right, my method equates to 5 additional votes for each voter.

This is a 20% net increase for the Democratic party as a whole if everyone follows my easy to use directions that will be posted at each bus stop nationwide, (because all of us know that Republicans never use public transportation). Hence, our voter tactics will be non-compromised thus ensuring Obama capturing his second term. The head of Five Votes For Obama Office, I suggest be headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. So there.”

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Favorite thing about Obama: “I like how he is attempting to reform health care. His wife has toured
the country to promote healthier eating habits and exercise while flying on a big, fat jet. She wants there to be more fresh fruits and vegetables in the inner cities and she planted her own garden at the
WH.”

A pick-up line that works: “Excuse me do you live around here often?”

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Auctionee: Christine Ellman

In Date Auction: Women on August 9, 2011 by Tyler Gray

C. Ellman 3Despite having her foot run over by a car three weeks ago, Christine still manages to break into random song and dance to Natasha Bedingfield at every opportunity. She has traveled to more countries than states and would rather be SCUBA diving or snorkeling, but not swimming instead of riding the metro. When the apes eventually take over, you will be glad you know Christine due to her experiencing surviving a monkey bit in Jaipur, India. As a volunteer with the United Nation’s Association Sustainable Development Committee, the Finance Director of women’s organization and the Environmental Network Co-Chair of WIN, Christine believes that: “Every person can enact change; it might not be the world, but you can change a person, a community.”

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Favorite thing about Obama:  “I am most impressed his tenacity and positivity despite so much adversity and what that has slowly but surely accomplished: relaxing Anti-American tensions throughout the world, coming as far as he has on health-care reform (an issue that has confounded so many presidents before him), choosing the nation’s first Latina justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and trying to be one of the greenest Presidents in history.”

A pick-up line that works:  “Let’s make like fabric softener and snuggle.”

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Auctionee: Amanda Deatherage

In Date Auction: Women on August 9, 2011 by Tyler Gray

Amanda-DeatheridgeIf you’re a man of diverse and refined tastes such as football and flamenco dancing or are just looking to broaden your knowledge of the local landscape by visiting jazz clubs on U street-You should meet Amanda. Study up on Indonesia and when E.T. by Katy Perry comes on, be ready to talk communications strategies and the your contributions to local charity events.

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Favorite thing about President Obama? “Positive message; desire to actually address issues, not play politics (real fix not band aid); leadership style is strategic and thoughtful not strong arm; and communication with the American people.”

Tell us a pick-up line that works. “Depends on the setting, circumstances – something witty…Why am I still single??  Haven’t heard one yet!”

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Auctionee: Bethany Quinn

In Date Auction: Women on August 9, 2011 by Tyler Gray

bethany-quinnNot only is Bethany is a true wonk and policy nerd- she is also union approved! If you’re a true progressive with a passion for economic issues and a dislike of “our society’s obsession with how the market will react,” there is a good chance you two will get along. A local food aficionado who makes a tasty “tortellini
with shitake-sage-vermouth sauce,” you should bid high and often knowing that 1/2 the money raised will go towards The Revolve Network, which supports women in conflict areas like the Congo (Bethany is a board member).  As a world traveler who spent some time with unionized bank workers in Brazil, Bethany has a unique perspective about the discontent some progressives have with President Obama:

“They (the Brazilian workers) had assumed that after the major battle they went through to get ‘their guy’ elected, he would just push reforms through for them, but they discovered that they still had to, ‘Cobrar, cobrar, cobrar’ – collect / demand, demand, demand. They achieved major reforms, but in many ways, the election was only the beginning of the hardest work they had ever done, and they were still pushing for more.”

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How she is working to make the community better: After fighting for working class during the day, Bethany turns her attention to international issues for the Resolve Network.  Some of her current projects include hosting the upcoming Women’s Peace Summit and launching a crisis-mapping tool called WeNet to chart violence in the Congo.

A pick-up line that works: “It depends on the situation, but I’d say my most reliable is at a crowded bar/when a guy is having trouble getting the bartender’s attention, saying, ‘Need to borrow some
cleavage?’”

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Auctionee: Nicole Williams

In Date Auction: Women on August 9, 2011 by Tyler Gray

nicole-williamsA big DC sports fan (Redskins, Capitals, Nationals, Georgetown basketball and Maryland college football), with a wonky side, when Nicole isn’t rocking out a concert or in the stands, you can find her doing something like organizing a happy hour to educate Prince George’s residents about redistricting, why it is important and how it will affect them. “I believe education is power so the more you educate people the more empowered they will be effect change within their community.”

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Favorite thing about President Obama:  “I know the President thinks he is a great hoops player but he needs to leave that to the people in the NBA. The thing I love about him is his intelligence and coolness under pressure. He is so smart and gets the issues so well. Also he doesn’t let those crazies in the GOP get to him. The average person I think would have cursed some of them out a long time ago.”

Tell us a pick-up line that works. “I am not a fan of pick up lines. I like for people to be genuine. If you see someone and you think that they are pretty then simply say, ‘Hey I don’t mean to intrude but you are very pretty’ They are either going to think you are crazy or start a conversation.”

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Auctionee: Laura Coon

In Date Auction: Women on August 9, 2011 by Tyler Gray

laura-coonAlthough she is a small town girl from Michigan, Laura is more widely traveled then the entire GOP presidential field, having visited Greece, Japan, Costa Rica and all 50 states, and territories (except American Samoa).  How does she get to travel so much? Quite simple! She has been in and out of prisons and jails for the last 7 years! (Investigating conditions of confinement as a civil rights lawyer at DOJ). In her free time she enjoys 
playing sports, taking in a show and attending cultural events. Laura loves to be outside, especially at the beach, chilling  poolside or hiking.  “Since I’m from a small town with little to do, I can create a fun time out of seemingly boring circumstances.”

Interested in: Men

Favorite thing about Obama: 
“As a civil rights lawyer, I admire his commitment to civil rights for all individuals and his ongoing support for strong enforcement of civil rights laws.”

A pick-up line that works:  Can I buy you a drink?  Or…can I buy you some ice cream?