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Friday, October 02, 2015

LaX 4 Bernie News - Fuel the Bern #9

October 2, 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 Need one or two people on SATURDAY MORNINGS – 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31 any time before 1 p.m. (like 11 to 1) AND FRIDAY 10/30 any time it's light! Sign up 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.

Farmers market tabling will soon end, but we shouldn't stop! Where else are there crowds we can hand out info to? Would anyone be interested in handing out flyers at UWL football games? High school games? Where else? Who can set up tabling at local COLLEGES???

IMPORTANT NEWS > The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows that Clinton leads Sanders in Wisconsin by about 12 points among registered voters with Biden included in the mix. Without Biden, Clinton's lead would likely be greater. MORE THAN 36% SAY THEY DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS TO FORM AN OPINION! This is where WE come in!

It's not too late to MARCH 4 BERNIE - OKTOBERFEST MAPLE LEAF PARADE - Saturday, October 3 from about ***NOTE NEW TIME!! 11:30 to about 4 p.m. March with the La Crosse County Democrats. This is BIG. Wear BERNIE togs and hand out candy (YOU bring if you want) AND flyers – we provide. We will distribute 1,000 mini flyers! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1L170H9

DEBATE WATCH PARTY! Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., WARD ROOM, Cartwright Center, UWL* (1741 State Street). Let's make this July 29 x 10! Invite your friends and neighbors! Let's blow past the 100 person capacity so we need an overflow! We will have our official Bernie stickers, buttons and signs for you to purchase! PLUS – DOOR PRIZES!! RSVP here (note NEW LINK): tinyurl.com/lax4bernieoctdebate

[*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 Tuesday, October 27. Details still being finalized. Check back for sign up link.

OTHER HELP BERNIE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

IOWA ACTION WEEKEND October 2-4. Sign up here (NEW LINK) http://bit.ly/1M0bNmO 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. This is an OFFICIAL NATIONAL BERNIE EVENT.

PHONE BANKING FOR BERNIE Residents of NEW YORK must be registered as Democrats in order to vote for Bernie in their primary and they must register by October 9. It's critical to get a big Bernie turnout in NY because they have so many delegates to the nominating convention. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! If you can help, go here to get info, instructions, and numbers: http://teambernieny.org/call/

LAST CALL!! - Bernie YARD SIGNS (not official, but union made) are available from Wisconsin organizers (see images below). Each sign (with wires or without) is $4. Pay when you pick up your signs (in La Crosse). Order here by October 4!!!! [We will also have OFFICIAL Bernie yard signs soon for $10 each.]

VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING for City of La Crosse. Oct. 20. Must pre-register with City Clerk. See details in last week's 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

TORCHLIGHT PARADE – At least eight Berniacs walked with the La Crosse County Democrats in Thursday night's parade. The weather was beautiful and the route was packed with people. Throughout the route we could hear inspiring shouts of YEA, BERNIE! Because of the darkness, crowds, and wheeled parade participants weaving among the marchers, we didn't hand out flyers but we will on Saturday. Thanks especially to Wayne who drove all the way from Winona to march with us!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Erin's letter was in the La Crosse Tribune and the Onalaska Courier Life this week! Erin worked on her letter at our 9/24 LTTE Writing Workshop and is part of our LTTE Team. If you are thinking of writing a letter or want to help others with theirs, email bernieletterslax@gmail.com. Our next LTTE workshop will be on Tuesday, October 27. In the mean time, get tips from the shared drive: http://bit.ly/1Lc6MgtA

A friend sent a link to a very good LTTE in the Winona Post written by a Trempealeau Bernie supporter.

HELP LAX4BERNIE GROW! Do you know people in our area who want to help elect Bernie Sanders? Please have them emailcouleeprogressive@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.

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

COOLEST BERNIE SITE OF THE WEEK: Bernie wins!

SECOND COOLEST BERNIE SITE OF THE WEEK: Make your own shirt.

GOOD PLACES FOR BERNIE NEWS UPDATES:
* Daily Kos Bernie News Roundup (search BNR at dailykos.com)
* Bernie's site www.berniesanders.com

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