October 29th gathering plans and flyer -- Lee brought up the plans
for a proposed rally on Saturday afternoon, October 30, and asked the coalition
to endorse it and combine our vigil with this rally. The location is not
yet set, but folks are trying to get permission for the green space in front
of Morris Civic Auditorium. At least 7 groups had planned separate "Get
out the vote" events for that weekend, including union locals and the black
community. There will be a meeting on Friday, October 15, 4 P.M., at the
Building Trades Council, 1345 Northside Blvd in South Bend, to plan the
October 30th "Get Out the Vote" coordinated rally. Lee and Paul
will represent us at that meeting. Anyone else who can make it is welcome.
We decided to endorse the Saturday rally provided that we are allowed a
speaker to present our peace and anti-war perspective. Cathy Liggett will
be asked to speak for us. We also decided to keep our own vigil at 6:30pm
on Friday, October 29th, near the corner of Colfax and St. Joseph,
in front of Morris Civic. We felt that we could get out publicity earlier
and target the vigil to the peace and justice community. We will encourage
folks who come on Friday to return for the afternoon rally on Saturday.
Lee also mentioned that there will be an effort to get people to the polls
in Elkhart in the morning of October 23rd, and in South Bend
on the morning of October 30. Contact Democratic headquarters for more information
or to volunteer to help.
We passed around for corrections a copy of the vigil flyer which Peter
had prepared and Paul had adjusted. We decided to make our “Stop
the War” message very clear and insert the address of the vigil
location. Paul will modify the flyer and sent an electronic copy to those
at the meeting who have email. Peter will make some copies and leave them
in a box on his porch on Wednesday.