Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Hodge Podge: yVote Program Kicks Off; IDP Attacks Lugar; Democrats To Picnic

yVote Program Begins Another School Year
Marion County Clerk Beth White will soon be back in schools across the county registering voters and educating them on the election process. It's part of the innovative yVote program that has registered thousands of young people to vote over the last three years.

From the yVote website:
yVote! brings an Election Day experience into Marion County classrooms. Clerk Beth White and her staff offer a basic civics lesson to high school students, giving students a hands-on demonstration with the county’s voting machine. Plus, eligible students can register to vote for the first time.

If you would like your student’s school to participate, please ask the principal or teacher to contact Patrick Becker at 317-327-2050 or email The voter registration deadline for the November 8 election is Tuesday, October 11 and it is preferred that all visits occur before then.

On November 8, Marion County voters will go to the polls to participate in a municipal election. Through yVote!, our newest voters will know what to expect and should have a positive first experience, encouraging their participation in this and future elections.

IDP Goes After Lugar on "Strong Economy" Claim
The Indiana Democratic Party has released the following video comparing Richard Lugar's recent comments on the economy to some John McCain made in 2008.

While the video clearly takes Lugar to task, one can't help but think that it may go a little overboard and could hurt President Obama in his own state. For his part, Joe Donnelly circulated the video along with a fundraising plea.

Major Democratic Picnic Sunday
Marion County Democrats will gather at Garfield Park on Sunday under the famous Pagota shelter for some food and some fun.

Sponsored by the local Democratic clubs, the Indiana Stonewall Democrats, Attorney Nate Lee, and the Marion County Democratic Party, the 4th Annual United Democrats Picnic has quickly become a great summer tradition.

This year, as always, you can expect some candidates and politicking, but the most fun part of the afternoon is just getting together and enjoying an afternoon in a great city park with some like-minded individuals.

If you're coming, there is just one request. Bring A Dish! If Your Last Name Begins With:

A-J - Bring Chips and Snacks
K-P - Bring Vegetables/Salads
Q-Z - Bring Deserts
Elected Officials and Candidates - PLEASE BRING A DOOR PRIZE!!!

There's always games for the kids, door prizes, and enough food to feed a herd of donkeys. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00. The Pagota is located at 2345 Pagoda Drive on Indy's Southside.


Anonymous said...

Joe who???? Senate???

Paul K. Ogden said...

Damn. I always get stuck bringing vegetables and salads to these event. I never get the more glamorous snacks or deserts.