36 Days to Election Day
The Big Election Approaches!
Join the Blue Crew! Do Your Part for The Democrats
All Hands on Deck! Now's the Time to Step Up and Join the Jackson County Democrats as We Work to Elect Obama and All of the Democratic Candidates.
Check out the varied opportunities below. There's a place for you! Call the JCD HQ Office (541-858-1050) for additional information and to volunteer. See below
- "Lift All Dems," calling to remind voters who haven't voted recently to vote for Obama and down the ballot. This is an ongoing activity.
- Walkers, October 6 - literature drop in Talent and Phoenix
- Marchers, October 6 - Talent parade
- Marchers, October 13 - SOPride parade
- Canvass with Kate Brown, October 14
- Get-out-the-vote, October 28 - November 6
Plus these activities that are not date specific, but just as important:
- Voter registration
- Vote counting observers
- Letters to the editor
WALKERS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
A literature drop (hanging the slate on doors of Democrats) is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, for Talent and Phoenix (flat territory). This is so easy and every person is so important. Call the office (541-858-1050) to sign up. Pick up materials at the JCD booth at the Harvest Festival between 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. It should take less than two hours.
MARCHERS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Join the candidates for the Talent Harvest Festival parade. Short, sweet and lots of fun. Signs and pompoms will be provided. Call the office at 541-858-1050 to lend your feet and enthusiasm. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Talent Elementary School parking lot on Wagner St. The parade route is less than one mile.
MARCHERS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
The JCDs are in the SOPride parade, Saturday, October 13. Let's show huge support for both our candidates and SOPride. We'll bring the signs. You bring the enthusiasm. We will stage on Union and Siskiyou between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00. There will be orange cones with numbers on them. Please line up behind the cone with your assigned number on it. By 10:00 a.m. it is important that everyone is lined up and ready to go for picture purposes and to be judged. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. sharp! Along the parade route remember to be 2 car lengths between groups. We will have parade volunteers to assist you.
We will parade up Main Street to the band shell.
CANVASSERS FOR KATE BROWN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, Medford. Meet at the HQ office for maps and materials and meet Kate Brown, our Secretary of State.
LETTERS! Be Part of the Letter Writing Team
From now on let's fill the "Letters to to the Editor" page with letters to support President Obama and all our Democratic candidates. You have time to get at least one in before the election. We'll get you started with tips and samples and lots of ideas. Contact Gail at email@example.com
GET-OUT-THE-VOTE CALLERS: Help fill the shifts
The phone bank will operate October 28 to November 6. These calls are to remind voters to get their ballots in. Call from HQ office. Call the office at 541-858-1050. Shift schedules are:
- Weeknights 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to noon, noon to 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and
- Sunday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (if we have enough volunteers)
ELECTION PROTECTION OBSERVERS
Monitor the counting of the votes at the Jackson County Elections Office, October 23 through November 6. This is very interesting and very easy. Training is provided. Shifts are 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Probably even later on election night. Volunteers need to be flexible depending on the needs of the election office.
Oregon Action is leading the charge for voter registration. If you can help, call Virginia at 541-772-4029. There are 1 to 2 hr shifts tabling in Medford or Ashland, Saturdays or Sundays and some canvasses. The more volunteers, the more people registered.
"LIFT ALL DEMS" PROJECT: This is the Obama campaign in Jackson County
We'll call those Democrats who did not vote in the primary and remind them of the importance of the general election and the importance of voting for President Obama and down the ballot. To volunteer, call 541-858-1050 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripts, talking points and training provided. You can come on in to the JCDems HQ (40 S. Central, Medford) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Michael Rey, our office manager, will get you started. The next scheduled training is Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. Make the Jackson County Democrats an effective voice for President Obama and all our candidates.
Blue Bash - Buy Your Tickets Today!
Supporters and volunteers for Democratic candidates are ramping up in Jackson County and across the nation.
This is an incredibly important election! Phone calls are being made; neighborhoods are being canvassed; candidates are spreading their message and babies are being kissed!
It all comes together at the Blue Bash on Election Night, Tuesday, November 6th and we want YOU to join in on the excitement at the Historic Ashland Armory!
Two massive 30' screens with up-to-the-minute elections results, both national and local, will be shown all evening while you meet and greet fellow Democrats and candidates. Appetizers and a no-host bar open at 5 p.m., and a fabulous dinner, catered by the Ashland Springs Hotel, will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for more information about buying tickets and becoming a sponsor of the event.
Drawing Tickets - win prizes valued up to $1,000 for only $10
We are thrilled to be able to offer wonderful Drawing Prizes as a fundraiser.
Tickets are only $10, and you could win:
- A week at an elegant Phoenix, Arizona resort in May 2013 - valued at $1,000
- A fantastic 2-hour "from the air" tour of Northern California, the Cascades and Crater Lake with Oregon Executive Charters - valued at $1,000
- Politics, Poker & Pizza Party for two with Representative Peter Buckley and former Jackson County Commissioner Dave Gilmour - priceless!
- A basket of goodies and gift certificates from eateries throughout Ashland - valued at more than $200
- A case of delicious locally-grown wine from various Rogue Valley wineries - valued at $200
- 6 hours of "Obamacare" for your garden, from Master Gardener Myrl Bishop, and Landscape Designers Jane Hardgrove & Jose Gonzalas - valued at $400
- Shakespeare Clock by artist Richard Newman & Hilltop Gallery - valued at $325
- Original Watercolor by artist Rochelle Newman & Hilltop Gallery - valued at $300
Winning tickets will be drawn at the Blue Bash on Tuesday, November 6, but you do not need to be present to win, so please purchase Drawing Tickets, whether you're coming or not by clicking here!
Jackson County Democratic Candidate List is Now Available
Pick up your copy of the slate at Jackson County Democrats Headquarters, 40 S. Central, Medford during office hours (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Tuesdays through Saturdays) or see it at www.jcdemocrats.org .
Obama Bumper Stickers, Buttons and Lawn Signs are Now in the HQ Office
Pick up whatever you can use, and please leave a donation to help cover our costs in obtaining them. Ask a friend or two if you can bring them any of the above while you are getting your own.
JACKSON COUNTY & OREGON NEWS
County Commissioner Candidates Forums, "Jeff vs. Doug"
Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m. at the Ashland Library
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. at the Medford Library
This is a great chance to see these candidates in action. NOTE: Jeff has received the support of the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR), normally a right-leaning group, because of his initiatives re family-wage jobs..
Jeff Scroggin for County Commissioner Campaign Needs YOU!
We are starting down the home stretch. Now is the time to help get Jeff elected. Please call the Scroggin Campaign at 541-941-7015 and sign up today.
- Phone Callers: Two Evening Shifts: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - OR - Day shifts at your convenience.
- Canvassers: Saturdays, 10 a.m to noon. Sundays, 1 p.m. OR make arrangements for another time.
If calling other volunteers to sign them up for campaign activities is more to your liking PLEASE CALL to see how you can help. We make it easy with lists, scripts and you will only be calling volunteers who have already said they will help.
Kate Brown is Facing a "Swift Boat" Challenge
Challenger Knute Buehler has hired the "Swift Boat" team to attack Kate
Visit this site, get ALL of the facts, and support Kate Brown. She has done an outstanding job in office.
Trent Lutz, Editor, and the DPO Express Support for the Joyce Segers Campaign
"I wanted to pass along this message to you from our Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, Joyce Segers. Joyce is running a value driven campaign against Greg Walden, who has been a driving force behind the extreme policies of the Republican Congress, and the right-hand-man to John Boehner. I hope you will consider getting involved in a major way with her campaign!"
See Joyce's message here.
Ron Wyden's Update on the Political Season
Among the issues he discusses are: an open Internet, renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, aircraft for fire fighting, and getting Congress back on track. Read his latest message here.
Important Election Information Roundup
- Last day to register to vote for the November 6 general election: October 16. Register on line : www.sos.state.or.us/elections
- If you've moved, update your registration. Ballots are not forwarded.
- If you've changed your name, use the paper registration form.
- Registration forms are available at the DMV, all libraries, and the Jackson County Democrats office, 40 S. Central, Medford.
- Jackson County Elections Office: 1101 W. Main, Medford (upstairs). Their telephone number is 541-774-6148 for any questions you may have.
- If you will be out of town during the election cycle, go to the Elections Office and vote early- call first to determine if ballots are ready.
- If you have not received your ballot by November 1, call the Elections Office.
Don't Miss the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
October 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.; October 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m., October 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.; October 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
For topics and complete details click the link here.
Poll Watchers, Here's a Website for You!
www.Fivethirtyeight.com from the NY Times gives you the very latest poll statistics. Check it out.
Move To Amend, Jackson County Sign Making Party
Monday, October 1, 6 p.m., Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland
Join us for some fun and work. Since we are a grass roots organization and have little money we will be making our own MTA signs. These will do double duty, first as signs to carry in parades, both the Talent Parade (Oct. 6) and the Ashland SOPride parade (Oct. 13)
Second, these signs can be planted on our lawns or stuck in our windows. They can be generic MTA signs that we can use again and again or signs specific to the MTA measure that Ashlanders will be voting on in November.
Some small snack to share (coffee provided)
Poster board and pens (some material will be provided if you don't have any)
Thoughts you would like to put on posters (we will be happy to suggest some)
Citizens for Peace and Justice Film Nights
Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m., at the Medford Central Library Adams Room, 205 S. Central Ave
CPJ typically shows films on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Our October offering will be HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? HEIST explores the reasons behind the 2008 collapse of Wall Street and lays the blame on government deregulation of big banks.
CPJ will not have a film on the first Tuesday of November because that is Election Day. Please see our website at www.cpjmedford.org for more information on our organization and our films.
SO Pride weekend, October 11 - 14
Join the parties, march in the parade, have brunch. Get the details here.
SCOTT FREE - A Play About Abigail Scott Duniway and Women's Suffrage in Oregon
Saturday, October 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Center, Clover Lane, Ashland ( directions below)
Duniway worked 40 years to get women the vote. She lived to see victory in 1912. Celebrate the Oregon Women's Suffrage Centennial! A free presentation.
(Directions: Follow Route 66 east over 1-5. From the freeway, take Exit 14 and turn left. The first street on the right is Clover. Turn right on Clover; pass a Mexican restaurant and a Holiday Inn Express before the Masonic Center. At the Masonic Center, turn left into the driveway. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the Masonic as well as on the street.)
League of Women Voters Series Presents Films with Election Themes
Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m. discussion, 8 p.m. film in the large room at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central, Medford
The film will be "Wag the Dog", with a discussion led by Al Densmore. Click here for more details on this and other films to be presented in the series.
"Immense Possibilities" Has Moved to Fridays
"Immense Possibilities" will now be seen on SOPTV, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
See what's coming at www.immensepossibilities.org
JCD Facebook Page
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