I am going to give you the links to two videos you must watch if you have not yet seen them: the first is Barack Obama’s speech last Friday and the second is John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight show from this past Sunday.
But first I have to ask for your help!
Voter registration closes for the November 6th General Election on Tuesday, October 9th. That means there are only three more weeks to try to register voters to help Democrats succeed in this very crucial Mid-Term Election.
I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday, September 17th from 10 AM until 2 PM. The Courthouse will be closed on Wednesday the 19th for Yom Kippur, so I will go back to the Courthouse on Thursday, September 20th from 10 to 2. Please let me know of you can join me on that Thursday.
Volunteers will be greatly needed for the following dates when I, unfortunately, will be out of town. If you can help on any of these dates, please let me know now so I can schedule you and connect you with those who will handle voter registration on these dates at the Courthouse:
Monday, September 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM;
Wednesday, September 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM;
Monday, October 1st from 10 AM to 2 PM;
Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM; and
Monday, October 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Please choose the dates you can help and let me know as soon as possible.
If you prefer to work on Saturdays at the West Regional Library in Plantation, John Ziegler’s team will be there this Saturday, September 15th from 10 AM until 6 PM, and probably on the 22nd, the 29th, and October 7th. Volunteers take 2-hour shifts. If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library on Saturday, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
We had a very productive day yesterday at the West Regional Courthouse. Marsha Eisenberg, John Countryman, and Joseph Russel (on his very last day of volunteering before going back to UCLU where he is studying) helped to collect 14 voter registration forms (10 Democrats!), 13 vote-by-mail requests, and 31 pledge cards to vote yes on Amendment 4. Many thanks to these wonderful and dedicated volunteers!
Now for those video links: The first is Obama’s Friday speech. He says what we all already know. That not only do we have a President who every day embarrasses our country and the rest of the world, but we also have a Republican Party, Congressmen, and Senators who remain silent and enable the craziness. Barack Obama offers a great solution to restore some sanity to our country. Don’t complain, don’t boo, don’t withdraw. In the Mid-Terms, VOTE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHAkDTlv8fA
The second is John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight show from last Sunday. This short show is dedicated to exploring felony disenfranchisement in Florida. John demonstrates why the current system is a joke, and he holds out the hope that Amendment 4 which would automatically restore the right to vote to Floridians with prior felony convictions (in my opinion, the most important Amendment on the ballot!) passes on November 6th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpPyLcQ2vdI
I hope you enjoy President Obama’s speech and John Oliver’s show as much as I did.
And to all of my Jewish friends, a very Happy New Year!