Friday, September 18, 2015

LaX 4 Bernie News - Fuel the Bern #7

September 18, 2015

THIS JUST IN:  Training for VAN (Voter Activation Network) will be Tuesday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carpenters Union Hall,  2421 Larson St., a couple of blocks south of where the old Humane Society building was in the industrial park. Bring a laptop if you can. This is very important resource that will help identify voters and get out the vote next spring. If interested (space is limited), please contact JD Wine, chair, La Crosse County Democratic Party by Monday, Sept. 21.

BERNIE IN MASON CITY, IA ON 9/27!! Mason City is about 2.5 hours from La Crosse. Road trip? More details here:

[Note: if ever a sign up link doesn't work, just go to and search by zip code 54601.]

Ongoing Tabling We could really use a few NEW people to sign up for a slot tabling at Cameron Park! We still have several slots open (Friday evening or Saturday morning) through the end of October. The table and all you need (including instructions) are provided and easy to set up. As the weather turns cooler, you can table when it's most comfortable for you! Any time is better than no time. It's very easy and if you go with a friend it's a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. And you can shop for great food when you are done! Sign up at If you want some training before you sign up, have trouble using the sign up site, or have any questions, please email Cathy.

TABLE for Bernie at Hmong New Year! (CRUSA Fields for Kids (2400 Hauser St) any time between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. either day, Saturday, September 19 or Sunday, September 20.) We DO have a table now (thanks anonymous donors!) Please stop by the BERNIE TABLE in the MAIN TENT. Check in with whoever is sitting there, or if no one is there, tidy up the table if it needs it. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR if you plan to sit at the table. This is a great opportunity to support our Hmong friends and neighbors, enjoy amazing music, dancing, arts, culture, food, sports and more PLUS spread the word about Bernie. This is an official Bernie event! RSVP here for Saturday: and here for Sunday:

MARCH for Bernie in the Applefest Parade! Sunday, September 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wear your BERNIE gear (we have signs or bring your own!) and march with the Houston County DFL party for BERNIE. This is an official Bernie event! RSVP here:

LETTER to the EDITOR WRITING WORKSHOP Thursday, September 24 any time between 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. at La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., La Crosse. We need letters to the editor about BERNIE! Before you come, pick ONE thing you like about Bernie, you like about his position, you think is important for the next president to address. We will have paper, pencils, a couple of laptops (bring your own if you wish), and help with researching, honing and editing. If you want, read this good HOW TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR article before you come. RSVP here:

MARCH 4 BERNIE - OKTOBERFEST TORCHLIGHT PARADE Thursday, October 1 from about 6:30 to 9 p.m. March with the La Crosse County Democratic Party. Lighted signs and shirts will be a bonus! Signup here:

MARCH 4 BERNIE - OKTOBERFEST MAPLE LEAF PARADE - Saturday, October 3 from about 9:30 to about 1 p.m. March with the La Crosse County Democrats. This is BIG. Bring your own candy if you want to hand that out (along with your Bernie flyers - provided!) Signup here:
DEBATE WATCH PARTY! Tuesday, October 13, time and location TBA. This is the first of VERY FEW “debates” among Democratic presidential candidates and it will be broadcast on CNN so if you are like hundreds of thousands of American who do not have cable or satellite or high speed, unlimited data internet access, this is about the only way you will be able to watch this very important program (if you think something is wrong that you have to PAY to watch presidential candidates debate the issues, join the club!) As soon as we know the time, we will set up a location. In the meantime, RSVP here:

OTHER EVENTS - Fighting Bob Fest is TOMORROW. If you plan to go, it may not be too late to see about getting a ride or carpooling with Jack(logos2010[at] 
IOWA ACTION WEEKEND October 2-4. Sign up here to travel to Iowa for lit drops, canvassing, helping with organizing, making signs, setting up debate watching parties and more. I believe housing (probably a couch or living room floor) and possibly food will be provided. 
STATE ORGANIZING UPDATE - State organizers are trying to identify at least one person in each county to make sure we can reach every voter in Wisconsin. If you know of people around the state who would be good Bernie organizers, please contact Rev.John Stanley at If you would like to be a liaison between LaCrosse4Bernie and the state organizers, please contact Rev. Stanley and Cathy.

Also, Bernie YARD SIGNS (not official, but union made) are available from Wisconsin organizers. Prices $5 each WITH WIRES or $4 each WITHOUT WIRES. One dollar discount per sign if we order 11+ in each category. Pay when you pick up your signs (in La Crosse). Order here. [We will also be getting OFFICIAL Bernie yard signs later in October. They will cost $10 each when they arrive.]

VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING. Get trained to register voters in the City of La Crosse. See last week's newsletter (below) for details.

STUDENTS FOR BERNIE! If you are a UW-L student, please email William at wjm2016b[at] or call 608 618-3189 to get connected to the UW-L Bernie group. If you are OR KNOW a Viterbo or WTC student interested in organizing at that campus, please email Cathy
LAX4BERNIE TEAMS - Time for the TEAMS to GET ACTIVE! Who will set up the next event? Who will organize a letter to the editor party? Who will look for supplies for upcoming canvassing? Who will help set up some canvassing activities? OUTREACH, MEDIA, HOME, and CANVASSING teams are up and running. To join one or more, please email Cathy.

HELP LAX4BERNIE GROW! Do you know people in our area who want to help elect Bernie Sanders? Please have them email to be put on the mailing list and get information about local activities and opportunities to help or forward this newsletter to them.

COOLEST BERNIE SITE OF THE WEEK: Read and watch the speech Bernie gave at LAST YEAR'S Fighting Bob Fest! 
* Daily Kos Bernie News Roundup (search BNR at
* Bernie's site

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