EVENTS THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS

VOLUNTEER ALERT

Monday, November 1

Phonebanking to Battleground States
Come help make a big difference in these battleground states from here in Illinois. Bring your cell phones if you have extra minutes to spare.
Chicago (Kerry Office): 9am-9pm 57 W. Grand, 3rd fl. Contact Mike Kaufman with questions or RSVPs
Buffalo Grove (400 lines):
6pm-9pm, 1275 Barclay Blvd. (map)
Contact ILKerryVolunteers with questions or RSVPs

Canvassing in Wisconsin -- Carpooling (sign up!)
i4k Travelers
Carpooling/drivers needed.
For more information, contact NIKerryTravelers@yahoo.com. See also, Wisconsin Kerry Travelers web page.

Tuesday, November 2

Visibility at NBC TV Studio
5am-7am
Volunteers needed to stand with signs behind NBC's Studio 4 (401 N. Michigan Avenue) during morning show.
For info, contact Karen Alexander or Jean Sussman at Kerry Office (312/832-0220)

Phonebanking to Battleground States
Come help make a big difference in these battleground states from here in Illinois. Bring your cell phones if you have extra minutes to spare.
Chicago (Kerry Office): 8am-7pm 57 W. Grand, 3rd fl. Contact Mike Kaufman with questions or RSVPs

Canvassing in Wisconsin -- Ride the Bus for Kerry! (sign up!)
i4k Travelers
Transportation by bus provided. Carpooling/drivers also needed. Two Departure Points: Chicago (Kerry HQ, 57 W Grand) & Evanston (DPoE HQ, 826 Custer)
One Shift:  Buses leave at 8am.  Assemble 1/2 hour prior to departure.
Buses leave Wisconsin shortly after 8pm and return by 11pm.  For more information, contact NIKerryTravelers@yahoo.com. See also, Wisconsin Kerry Travelers web page.

Road Trip to Iowa - Kerryvan to Davenport (sign up!)
i4k Travelers
8am
Carpooling. Assemble at 7:30am!
Kerryvan leaves - Kerry HQ - 57 W Grand @ 8am; Leave Iowa 8pm and arrive back in Chicago 11pm
Please RSVP back to KerryTravelerstoIowa@yahoo.com. Please include:
1) If you are willing to drive and how many volunteers you can take.
2) Your cellular phone number for the organizer

Kerry-Edwards Illinois 2004 Election Night Party (sign up!)
6:30pm
Holiday Inn City Centre
300 E. Ohio Street,
Chicago, IL 60611
LaSalle Ballroom I & II
For more info, call (312) 832-0220

Kerry-Edwards 2004 Victory Party (North Suburban)
7:00 pm
Tommy Nevin's Pub
1450 Sherman Ave - (847) 869-0450
Evanaton, IL

"Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, Free at last."

"...This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."


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Verdict (11/11)

We have a mandate from all of those who supported us and who we care about to continue standing up for progressive causes, and we have values -- because that's the way we were raised -- not to relent until we eventually win. ...

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We Made a Difference! (11/3)

by Sharon Sikes

This is surely the letter I least want to write. I am devastated that we will not see John Kerry and John Edwards in the White House. But, my friends, we've learned some important things here. We made a difference! We delivered Wisconsin for John Kerry!....

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Photos from Official Kerry-Edwards Election Party (11/2)

Photos of the big event organized by the Official Campaign at the Holiday Inn on Eire St.

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Photos from i4k Travelers, Milwaukee, WI (10/30-11/2)

Photos of the dramatic days in Milwaukee leading up to the election.

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Photos from i4k Travelers, Janesville, WI (10/30-11/2)

Photos of activities in Janesville, WI by i4k Volunteers in the days leading up to the election.

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Vote First, Then Come to Wisconsin! (11/2)

by Thea Turner

Today is the day! There are two important things you can do: 1st, Vote early, if you haven't already voted! 2nd, Get out the vote for John Kerry and John Edwards and other Democratic candidates.

If you can travel (and you are not already in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan…), please come to Wisconsin! ....

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Ground Zero Wisconsin (10/30)

by Curtis Keyes

I'm in Milwaukee with 1000s of other Chicagoans. People are flying in from California, D.C., London -- yes, London -- and other areas of the country to help Kerry win Wisconsin. Kerry must win Wisconsin. If you can come to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, please do so. Wisconsin is ground zero.. ....

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i4k Volunteer GOTV Efforts & Republican Sabotage in Toledo, OH! (10/30)

by Tanya Baker

Several Chicago volunteers drove out to Toledo, Ohio this weekend to do all we could to help Kerry in this battleground state. Most of our efforts were working GOTV phone banks for Kerry/Edwards. Volunteers from California, Indiana, New York, Idaho, DC and Massachusetts were there as well to boost campaign efforts in Toledo. ....

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Photos from Davenport, IA (10/30-10/31)

i4k Travelers (the "Dupage Crew") together with Max Cleland in Davenport on Sat. & Sun. 10/30-10/31.

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Last Saturday in MO (10/30)

by Sue Masten

There was a HUGE Canvass today. When we drove up there appeared to about 75 people gathered with several smaller groups of 10-15 joining throughout the morning. Those returning proudly reported "It's still Kerry".

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85K See Kerry in Madison (10/28)

by Dan Dennison

The national Kerry advance team called us a week before the event to try to pump up turnout from the Chicago area. At the time, they had hoped a showing of 40-50k would make the national news. Instead a whopping 85k turned out.. ....

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Meetup Reports from Across the Chicagoland Area (10/28)

Thursday marked the last Kerry Meetup prior to the election.  Reports come from Josh Lange (Goose Island/Ann Sather), Peter Norman (Evanston), Dan Pawlus (Hyde Park) and Barbara Coleman (Bucktown).

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go to Photos from Ann Sather...


Photos from Dupage Democratic Rally -- Glen Ellyn, IL (10/27)

Massive rally held at the College of Dupage caps the national election.

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Exit the Landing Craft and Proceed to the Shore (10/26)

by Leo Klein

With 7 days left till the general election, an image comes to mind. It's an image of G.I.'s from WWII sitting in their landing craft, bobbing up and down, about to hit the shore. Perhaps this image owes more to Hollywood than to real life but it illustrates the critical moment that we're at in the current campaign. ....

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Final Push (10/26)

by Asim Mohammad

I would like to keep it very simple. This is it. We are in the last eight days to fulfill our dreams, yours and mine.

As many of you know, from DuPage County, I along with Bob Wagner, Nancy Young, Bryan Thompson and Krystle Newquist have been with this campaign from the very beginning. Checkout the picture above from the initial days of campaign. ....

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KERRY IN MILWAUKEE
Rally on Tues. 11/1
For more info, see:
Kerry in Milwaukee Info Page


PHONEBANK CENTRAL

i4k PHONEBANK CENTRAL
Call Battleground States
from Illinois!

-- Buffalo Grove --
Sun (10/31), 2pm-6pm
Mon (11/2), 6pm-9pm
Place: 1275 Barclay Blvd
400 lines -- largest phonebank in the nation!
Contact: ILVolunteers

- Chicago/Kerry Office -
Sun (10/31), 9am-9pm
Mon (11/1), 9am-9pm
Tue (11/2) , 7am-8pm
Place
: 57 W. Grand, 3rd Fl.
4 phone lines. Donate your cellphone minutes.
Contact: mike


Fri. 10/29 OH -- sign up!

Sat. 10/30 WI -- sign up!
Sat. 10/30 IA -- sign up!

Sun. 10/31 WI -- sign up!
Sun. 10/31 IA -- sign up!

Tue. 11/02 WI -- sign up!
Tue. 11/02 IA -- sign up!


Letterwritting
PROJECT BLUE FENCE
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blue fence?
week
topic
17-Oct
write letters to:
IA Des Moines Register
WI Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
OH Dayton Daily News
MI Kalamazoo Gazette
MO Columbia Daily Tribune




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