October 11, 2004
Boat to Vote
Ride the Trolley to Vote
Help Get Out the Vote
Contact Legislators on Prescription Drugs
October 23 - OVEC Fundraiser in South
Charleston Leaf Pick-Up
Early voting starts in West Virginia in just TWO DAYS.
For Wednesday, October 13's kick-off to this important voting
season, let us take you to the polls in style. You
have two cool options:
Boat to Vote
Ride the Spirit of South Charleston
sternwheeler on Wednesday - we will leave the University
of Charleston at 9:30 AM (boarding starts at 9 AM).
Cruise across the Kanawha, walk the few short blocks to
the County Clerk's office and VOTE. We'll have
refreshments and great music so come and ride along!
The boat will make two trips with the second boarding
at 11 AM. Ride in style to the polls. For
more information, call Linda at 346-8928. Help us
get the word out on Early Voting!
Take the Trolley
Afraid of the water? Why not take the KRT trolley?
All day Wednesday, the trolley will loop between the
state Capitol and the North Charleston Community Center
and points in between, take you to the County Clerk's
office and then take you back. For more
information, please call us at 346-8928.
Also, Wednesday, October 13 is the one and
only day that you can register AND vote on the same
day. Take advantage of this
opportunity. You cannot register to vote AFTER
Help Get Out the Vote - Help
Help increase VOTER TURNOUT in the CHARLESTON area during
October. The new EARLY VOTING PERIOD begins
October 13 includes the last two Saturdays before
the election. During this period of "no
excuse" early voting, citizens can show up
at their county clerk's office and vote during business hours.
Project MoVote will focus on the 7,000 new voters that
we've registered since May.
TIMING: October 13th ...it's the LAST day to
register AND the FIRST day you can vote, SO we want to
make a big splash to get the attention of both
voters and the media. We're using a street
trolley, boat rides, hay rides and car rides to
get voters to the courthouse on this day
Volunteer! Help us canvas neighborhoods
on October 23, 24 & October 30 & 31...On those
two Saturdays, the polls are open, as well as during
the week. We'll take people to the polls on the
trolley and by car.
ALL WEEKDAYS October 13 through October 29...help us
PROVIDE CAR RIDES for voters who call in needing
transportation to the courthouse downtown.
WE NEED YOUR HELP: The MORE helpers we can wrangle
up for this effort, the more everyday people get to
vote. Many voters don't even KNOW about early
voting...that's what this is about!
IMPORTANT: This is a NON-PARTISAN effort.
There will not be and CANNOT be any campaigning
for any candidate or political party.
This is about voting information and mobilization.
YOU...YEAH, YOU!...you can give a ride,
help in the office, team up with someone to go
out and go door-to-door (ain't no rootsier
grassroots that that!) We have some funding
for hours and/or gas. The important thing
is to give something of yourself, in any way,
little or big, to get the vote OUT. We all
know what this election means...and there ain't
much time left to step forward.
To find out more, call Marge or Chuck
at 346-8928! Thanks!
Call On Your Legislators -
Ask For a Special Session on
Please contact your legislators and Speaker
Kiss and Senate Pres Earl Ray Tomblin to ask for a
special session on Rx Drugs. Ask them to follow-up
on the trail-blazing legislation that was introduced
during the last legislative session. For more
information, please see this article in Saturday's
To contact your legislators, visit our website, www.wvcag.org
, go to the left-hand of the home page, type in your
zip code, and you'll be connect with contact info
for your legislators.
October 23: Help Everyone
Be "Forever Wild"
Backcountry traveler, Walkin' Jim
will bring his moving multi-media show,
"Forever Wild," to the LaBelle
, 311 D St., South Charleston from
to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.
photography, stories, and music make this
one-of-a-kind concert an inspiring journey into
our nationís last wilderness areas. This
event is an OVEC fundraiser. Suggested donation is
$10. Please considering buying extra tickets so
that low-income individuals can attend the concert
for free. To volunteer on the night of the
show, purchase advance tickets, or make a donation
so that low-income folks can attend this
concert, call 304-522-0246.
For Our Charleston
Message from Marc
Weintraub, Charleston City Council, Ward 11 -- East End:
The City of
Leaf Pick Up Schedule
2004. Loose-leaf pick-up will start Monday, October
25, 2004. Leaves need to be raked to the edge of the
road; do not rake the leaves to the alley. It will be of
great assistance if tree limbs, yard waste and flowerpots
are not mixed with the loose leaves.
The pick-up schedule is as follows:
- Monday and Tuesday - Kanawha City
- Wednesday and Thursday - South Hills
- Friday and Saturday - West Side and East End
Call 348-6850 for any Assistance
WV-Citizen Action Group
1500 Dixie St., Charleston, WV 25311
304-346-5891 (phone); 304-346-8981 (fax)