OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Happy Halloween! In these final days, we’re going strong — reaching out to EVERY voter, supporting Dave’s colleagues throughout the state, and pushing for collaborative solutions to policy challenges. Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4 — or even vote early!
Counting Every Voice
From seniors at Graham Place to students at St. Kate’s, Macalester, and St. Thomas, we’re reaching out to every voter. That particularly includes district residents who are historically less likely to vote — new Americans, lower-income families, and communities of color. We’re knocking on doors, coordinating rides for early voting, and we’re distributing flyers encouraging voting — and early in-person voting! — in languages spoken by area residents, including Spanish, Somali, and Oromo.
If you can, please join us tomorrow — Saturday, November 1 — anytime between 10:00am and 2:30pm in the Sibley Plaza area. At our “Rally & Rides for Votes,” held in cooperation with the Franken campaign, we’ll get the word out throughout the neighborhood, rally with local leaders, and provide rides for early voting. More details here.
Strong Endorsement for 64B Leadership
The Star Tribune has endorsed Dave’s campaign! The paper’s editorial board describes him as a “worthy choice” for the district, saying that he is “well-positioned to continue” the work of retiring Representative Michael Paymar. The editorial even gave a tip of the hat to our Community Conversations! Please click here to read it yourself and share with others.
Climate Change Conversation Calls for More Action
On October 14, Dave hosted the latest in our series of Community Conversations, this one on climate change. Thanks to legislative action over the last five years, Minnesota is on track to significantly lower carbon emissions by increasing the use of renewable energy — and to grow opportunity through clean energy jobs. With nearly 40 attendees, the Community Conversation made clear that Minnesota can and must do more. And the science of climate change means that action is needed now.
Keep Up the Pressure — Keep the Majority
Dave has continued to join with Pinto volunteers and the Senate District 64 DFL Flying Squad to help support progressive candidates to the Minnesota House. We’ve shown up in Twin Cities suburbs and Greater Minnesota alike to knock on doors on behalf of great candidates and assure that when Dave joins the House in January, he and his DFL colleagues are in position to move forward on a progressive agenda for the state.
The Time is Now
Election Day is this coming Tuesday, only a few days away! This year, for the first time, residents can vote early without the need for an excuse. Ramsey County offers extended hours this weekend and on Monday — please click here for more information. Please spread the word to others about early voting! And make your own plan for voting too.
Then join us on Tuesday night at Seventh Street Social, 2176 Seventh St. W. in St. Paul to celebrate a night of wins for a progressive Minnesota.
Thank you so much for your support,
The Pinto Campaign Team