If you couldn’t make it to the meeting tonight here are the broad strokes of the evening.
First, and very most important: Buy Banquet tickets! Our Fall Banquet is coming up on November 10th and if you’re interested in a ticket, please don’t wait until the last minute. You can click right there –> BCDCommitteeFallDinner2013Form to download the Ticket/Ad form. Print it out, fill it out, and send your money in to Gail Thompson. Ann Rosenhoover and Gillian Kratzer would also be happy to accept your form and payment and get them along to Gail. Tickets are $30 each and patron ads are only $10! It’s going to be a great night and our keynote speaker will be fmr. Congressman, ret. Admiral, and current Senatorial candidate Joe Sestak.
So again, download that form, get your tickets now!
John Donley, speaking at the monthly meeting
John Donley came and spoke to us about his campaign for AASD School Board. I cannot stress how important it is that you get out the vote in November. School board elections are extremely important. John Donley is our Democrat, but he is running alongside John Klingeman and Elizabeth Chapman, both of whom also have our support. What we absolutely don’t want is for Tea Party candidate, Judy Berryman to win a seat on the school board. If you want the school board to be concerned with the education of our children rather than the race to cut, cut, cut; vote for John Donley, Elizabeth Chapman, and John Klingeman. Mr. Donley spoke passionately about his desire to put the interests of Altoona’s kids first and that’s the kind of school board member Altoona’s kids deserve.
In service of helping John Donley get elected to the AASD school board, please consider writing a letter to the editor to the Altoona Mirror. Letters relating to political candidates in the November election must be submitted no later than 4pm on October 15th, which is only 8 days away. There have already been three letters in for Judy Berryman, so please let’s show some support for Donley. We cannot win elections if we are not active.
After a brief pause for introductions, we talked about funding for the Blair Dems Public Access show, Plain Speaking. Plain Speaking costs $150 per episode. Each episode airs at 9am and 6pm on the day it’s taped and then repeats in those time slots until we tape the next episode. It’s a great value and a great show. If you’d like to sponsor an episode or get together with friends to sponsor an episode, please let us know.
Please remember that November 11th is the Veteran’s Day Parade. The parade starts at 10am and Marty Baronner will be providing his truck for parade. If you’re a veteran and would like to ride along or walk along in the parade, please email Frank Rosenhoover (email@example.com).
The Cove Dems Breakfast is this Saturday at 9am at the Spring House in Roaring Springs and the Altoona Dems Breakfast is the fourth Saturday of the month at the Sixth Ave Kings at 8:30am.
One very last reminder, our next meeting will be the night before the November General Election. Our office will be open all day the day of the election and rides will be available for anyone who needs a ride to their polling place. If you can give people rides to the polls, let us know.