We are among several NYC Democratic clubs* working together to send bus loads of volunteers to canvass and support President Obama’s campaign in the Leigh Valley in PA. an area that has been hit hard by the Great Recession and the loss of manufacturing jobs. The economic downturn has left boarded up houses and created a transient populace. With the coordination of ACT NOW we will register voters, explain the new voter registration laws and canvass.
The fare for the bus has been lowered to $10 thanks to our fund-raising efforts, BUT… if you are a student, or on a limited income, your enthusiasm is enough.
Here’s the schedule:
September 15, one bus
September 22, 29, two buses on each Saturday
October 6, two buses (US Coachways)
October 13, 20 two buses
October 27, three buses
November 3, three buses
November 6, two buses
The buses will depart (loading at 8:00am, depart 8:30 sharp) from and return (to NYC about 8pm) to Union Sq & 14th St in front of Babies R Us. The police dept was very helpful back in 2008 and are agreeable to our plans this year.
TO RESERVE A SPACE:
Call the VID phone number : (212) 741-2994 and leave a message.
OR e-mail Buslady17@gmail.com, Nadine Hoffman is taking reservations
* ACT NOW, Chelsea Reform Democrats, Downtown Independent Democrats, Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats, Greater New York City for Change, Lower Manhattan Democrats, Manhattan Young Democrats, NYU Law Democrats, the Samuel L. Tilden Democratic Club, Stonewall Democrats, and Village Independent Democrats.