Friday, October 31, 2008

Nov. 4th...Get Out And VOTE!!

Next week is a very important election. We will be deciding who is our next president and who represents us in State Senate and the State House of Representatives. Nationally, this is a historic election and locally, we are chosing people who will really affect our day to day life. I urge you all to get out and vote!! IF you have any questions about candidates, how to use the voting machines, reforendum questions or anything else, please contact the NEAT office. I'll send this out again next week as the election draws nearer.

As part of the North End votes campaign, we need volunteers this week to help out. If you can help with any of the following activities, please contact the NEAT office to sign up. A neighborhood that votes is empowered!!

We need people to:

1) Make phone calls to registered North End voters reminding them to vote. NEAT has a phone list and you could make calls from your home or from the NEAT office. You could do as many or as few as you are able

2) take a shift at Macdonough School (the North End's only polling place) to hand out "North End Votes" stickers and to answer questions (don't worry, we'll give you cheat sheets!)

3) offer to walk or drive your neighbors to the polls, or call NEAT if you know of a neighbor who needs a ride.


Also on the ballot are important reforendum questions. They are confusing, I know, so please contact NEAT if you do not understand the question or its implications, or if you need more information.


• Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the State?

• Shall the constitution of the state be amended to permit any person who will have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the day of a regular election to vote in the primary for such regular election?


• Shall the revisions to the City Charter be approved?

• Shall the proposed corrections to the Charter regarding grammar, spelling, terminology, consistency, and other corrections of a technical nature, be approved?

• Shall the $4.5 million appropriation and bond issuance authorization for city water and sewer improvements consisting of 1) Westfield Service Area Water Pressure Enhancement, 2) Route 66 Water and Sewer installation, 3) Well Field Planning, 4) Equipment and Material Purchases, as adopted by the Common Council, be approved?

Presidential Candidates on the CT Ballot
*John S. McCain, III - President
(Republican, Conservative Party of New York , Independence Party of New York)
*Ralph Nader - President
(No Party Affiliation, Independent, Write-In, Natural Law Party, Alaskan Independence, Ecology Party of
Florida, New Mexico Independent Party, Nominated by Petition, Nomination by other than Primary, Peace, Populist)
*Barack H. Obama, Jr. - President
(Democratic, Democratic/Farmer/Labor, Democratic-NPL, Working Families Party of New York)

Rosa L. DeLauro - U.S. House
District 3 (Democratic, Working Families)
Ralph A. Ferrucci - U.S. House
District 3 (Green Party)
Bo Itshaky - U.S. House
District 3 (Republican)

State Legislative
Catherine M. Johnson - State House
District 33 (Republican)
Joseph C. Serra - State House
District 33 (Democratic, Working Families)
Ralph Capenera - State Senate
District 9 (Republican)
Paul R. Doyle - State Senate
District 9 (Democratic)

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