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Friday, October 09, 2015

LaX 4 Bernie News - Fuel the Bern #10

October 9, 2015

WHAT'S COMING UP IN OUR AREA!

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

ONGOING TABLING We're almost at the end of Cameron Park tabling and need some new suggestions! Sign up to help finish out the month at tinyurl.com/LaXTable4Bernie. Everything provided. If you want some training before you sign up, have trouble using the sign up site, or have any questions, please email Cathy.

DEBATE WATCH PARTY! Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., WARD ROOM, Cartwright Center, UWL* (1741 State Street). We'll have yard signs, window signs, bumper stickers and buttons! and a few pretzels (it's super expensive to cater here! (but there are food and drinks for sale in Cartwright Center). PLUS – DOOR PRIZES! We're heading for 90! Sign up NOW and bring your friends! tinyurl.com/lax4bernieoctdebate

NEED A FEW PEOPLE TO LIVE TWEET THE EVENT and a couple of extra laptops would help, too.

[*This event is paid for and organized by volunteers from La Crosse for Bernie and is not paid for, endorsed by, or in any way supported by the University.]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (LTTE) WRITING WORKSHOP **NEW DATE.** - Wednesday, October 21 from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the North Community Library small meeting room. Bring your ideas (and laptop if you have one). Sign up here: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4vhc8

SIGN WAVING AND FLYERING near Woodmans in Onalaska – Saturday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stand on the public sidewalk along Kinney Coulee Road North near the Woodmans parking lot and gas station. Wave your Bernie sign and hand out flyers and bumper stickers to those who ask. New event – sign up here: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4vhxp

SIGN WAVING AND FLYERING near Walmart on the far south side of La Crosse – Saturday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Same as above except stand on the public sidewalk along Mormon Coulee Road. Sign up here: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4vhxy

[SEEKING ONE INDIVIDUAL to be the “manager” of either the Woodmans or the Walmart event – hand out signs and flyers to other volunteers, collect them back, collect volunteer signature sheets if any. Please email Cathy if you can do this!]

Do YOU have an idea for an event that will help get the word out about Bernie and his campaign? START YOUR OWN EVENT – it's EASY! Go to berniesanders.com/events and choose CREATE AN EVENT. Then let us know so we can help publicize it and get volunteers. Here are some ideas – more flyering, tabling at your school, a Beer with Bernie informal gathering, host a LaCrosseSTUDENTS4Bernie Bernie Trivia night or a t-shirt making workshop ...

OTHER HELP BERNIE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

IOWA JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER Bernie will join fellow Democratic party candidates for president at the Des Moines Jefferson-Jackson dinner (a fundraiser) on Saturday, October 24. The Bernie campaign is raising funds to sponsor regular people who can't afford the $50 bleacher seat ticket cost. If you'd like to donate: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/j-j-dinner
and if you'd like to pay $50 yourself to attend (no dinner) or $120 for dinner (Des Moines is about 4.5 hours from La Crosse via interstate), go here: http://bit.ly/1isTMqm

It's possible that there will be smaller Bernie events in Iowa on October 25 but who knows! Keep track at the Des Moines Register Candidate Tracker: http://data.desmoinesregister.com/iowa-caucus/candidate-tracker/index.php

VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING for City of La Crosse. Oct. 20. Must pre-register with City Clerk. See details in 9/25 Bernie news.

THE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will elect new officers later this year. Some of us are party members and some are not. If you aren't but would like to be, now is the time to join and help elect the candidates who understand what needs to change. To be a candidate, you must become a member by November 1. www.laxdems.com/

REPORTS ON LACROSSE4BERNIE EVENTS

MAPLE LEAF PARADE – Three of us walked with the La Crosse County Democrats in Saturday's parade. The weather was great and the crowds were huge. We handed out nearly 1,000 mini flyers and a few bumper stickers along the way. Many many people yelled BERNIE as we passed. Thanks again to Jackie, Wayne, and Cathy!

COMING UP – VAN
VAN, the Voter Activation Network, is a programs parties and campaigns use to keep track of likely friendly voters and make sure they get out to vote. Both the La Crosse Democratic Party and the Bernie Sanders campaign are using VAN. The LCDP will soon start walking routes to update their VAN database. The Bernie campaign announced it is also gearing up to begin using VAN. As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know!

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

STILL SEEKING A COUPLE OF CO-ORGANIZERS!  NEED two or three people to help keep our activities organized - participate in state conference calls, help set up events, help put together this newsletter, keep track of our local mailing list, etc. If you have a few hours a week to spare on one or more of these or other organizing tasks, please email Cathy.

COOL BERNIE SITE OF THE WEEK: If you haven't read the Atlantic article written in 1985 by Russell Baker (and then buried unpublished for thirty years!), read it: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/bernie-sanders-mayor/407413/

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