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Taking to the streets for our water

October 27, 2012

If you want to know who to vote for in Buncombe County, CLICK ICON FOR ONE-PAGE 2012 BUNCOMBE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTING ROSTER:

Can you help hand out voting roster at early voting sites?

The Buncombe County Democratic party needs help staffing volunteers at the early voting sites to hand out the slate card above to voters coming into the polls. This is actually one of my favorite volunteer jobs to get out the vote. Voters really appreciate having a list of who to vote for in the non-partisan races, such as judges — as they are not listed by party on your ballot.  If you have any free time between now and Nov. 3, please call Tom Sullivan and sign up to volunteer at: (828) 274-4482.

Taking it to the streets! Water Rally Oct. 30
[UPDATE 10/29/12: RALLY CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER]

A rally and press conference in support of voting NO on the water referendum is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-6:00 pm (meet at 5:15!) at Pack Square Park at the Vance Memorial; Intersection of Patton Ave. and Biltmore Ave. This rally is sponsored by Clean Water for NC, Food and Water Watch, WNCA, WENOCA Sierra Club, Mountain Voices Alliance, PARC, and other local partners.

Bring: Signs, baseballs and baseball gloves. Suggested sign messages: “Vote ‘NO’ on water referendum,” “Defend our water! Vote NO,” “A vote of NO is a grand slam for local control,” “Save Asheville’s water,” etc. Sign-making materials will be available at Clean Water for NC’s office … contact Katie Hicks, CWFNC, if you’d like to come by to make signs. (Katie Hicks: 828-251-1291, Katie Hicks)

Great news! The water referendum may be binding

At Monday’s water forum, Asheville’s Vice-Mayor Ester Manheimer said that the water referendum may very well be binding — a referendum of this kind has never been tested in N.C.’s courts.  Previous to Monday, I had understood that the referendum was a symbolic opportunity for City voters to express their objection to Tim Moffitt’s slimy attempt to have the state seize the water system (an action that — if it comes to fruition — will force Buncombe County to subsidize Henderson County’s water and sewage costs and put our water at risk of privatization).  The fact that the referendum may be binding makes it especially important to get to the polls and vote NO to the referendum.

The Power of 5 Women Campaign

The Power of 5 Women is a project to support and elect Democratic women in Buncombe County.Last Sunday, we ran this ad in the Asheville Citizen-Times, and we have two more ads coming out this Sunday opposing Tim Moffitt. We would like to raise enough money to run more ads. Please click on the link if you would like to donate:

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