Members must pay their dues ($5) before running & voting
5:19 | United Council
Official lobbying group of UW Students
Advocate for student’s rights & issues.
5:25 | Student Senate Vacancies
Apply this semester!
5:28 | Expect shirts early second semester!
5:28 | College Dem movie night!
“Lincoln” – 7:15 showing
Meet @6:45 at Towers
5:30 | Miri’s media Report
Campus news general
5:36 | End of meeting
5:05 | Clip of the Week
GOP 2016 Candidate – White Hot Sphere of Rage
5:09 | Obama Win
Minnesota shot down Voter ID, Gay Marriage ban
Gay Marriage legality amendments passed
Marijuana legalized in two states
Lost Wisconsin state senate
Only race in 2012, Governor
5:11 | Popsicles
5:14 | More The Onion
5:15 | Sam says Thank You
Everyone did amazing
Every Dem on our ballot won!
5:16 | What’s Next?
What do you want to do?
Volunteer in the community
5:17 | Comedy Night
Jimmy scored tickets
They’re Democrats, don’t worry
5:18 | Dem dinner Next Week
5:19 | Daniel Day Lewis is Lincoln
5:21 | Society of Politics
Non Partisan / Bi-Partisan
5:25 | Student Senate Vacancies
Control 6 million dollars every year
5:30 | Dems Elections
Every Position Open!
Run Run Run!
5:35 | Holiday Party
County Dems Party!
5:38 | Media Report
Front Page of the Leader-Telegram
At the Watch Party
A.J. why we won the election
A.J. No Shave November Poem
5:41 | EBoard Report
Dems glasses for sale!
Give yourselves a hand!
5:45 | Card for Maureen
Rachel will be making it
5:05 | “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Clip of the Week
The cast will be at Maureen’s house this Sunday!!!!
5:15 | Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Bill Clinton Event!
5:16 | Midnight Madness!!!!
Monday at 8pm
Meet at Haas
5:27 | Second clip of the week
“One day the courage of men will fail, but it is not this day!”
5:35 | GOTV Preperation!
5:41 | Meeting end
5:05 | Clip of the Week
Colbert Report: Donald Trump “Bombshell”
5:11 | Thank you to everyone who early voted Monday morning!
5:14 | Discuss Possible Dem’s shirts designs
5:23 | Vote YES on the Citizen’s United Referendum!
5:25 | Last weekend
Knocked over 1200 doors!
Made over 300 phone calls!
5:26 | “Vote Democrat” ad will be featured in next issue of The Spectator
5:29 | This weekend
More phone banking
5:33 | Miri Discussions
5:39 | The Flipside
13 articles from Dems!
5:46 | End
5:00 | Pizza Pizza Pizza!
5:06 | Clip of The Week
Epic Rap Battles of History
Obama vs. Romney
5:09 | State assembly candidate Dana Wachs
Student loan relief
Top economy in the world: Germany
5:17 | Miri – “We registered over 1500 students!”
5:18 | Jim Dunning, Eau Claire County Board Representative
Works on Mass Transit issues b/w Eau Claire & Twin Cities
5:22 | You can now use an electronic device to show proof of residency at polls.
5:25 | Thank you to everyone who came to our debate watch party
Debate watch party next week with college republicans
5:29 | See Tammy Baldwin & RT Rybak this Saturday!
*FREE French Toast*
5:33 | Submit your articles to the Flipside for next week’s election issue!
5:34 | Miri Report
City hall opens doors @ 7:30 AM on Monday for early voting
Weekend of Action
Canvassing & Phone Banking Saturday & Sunday
5:39 | Russ Feingold coming to campus next week!
5:41 | Meeting Finished
Starting the meeting off with “Mr. Romney’s Neighborhood”
Shout-out to everyone who helped out this week!
DNC bus tour
Ron Kind event
Visiting this Friday at Eau Claire Country Club
Planned Parenthood event this Wednesday for endorsed candidates
Pizza & Politics with Dana Wachs and possibly Kathleen Vinehout.
Watch Party for VP debate plans fell through
Pres. Debate Tuesday: October 16th: Location TBD
Pres. Debate Monday: October 22nd: Woodland Theatre with the College Republicans
Write for The Flipside special election issue!!!
AJ Lawton’s article: Romney was Dead On Arrival
Eric “Pretty Boy” Hinch: Drawing the Line
On LGBT issues
Took more #ForAll pictures!
Katy Phillips 5:05
State policies have more impact than people realize; importance of state elections – currently full Democratic leadership in WI (except AG)
It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but a small group of people can make change. Just start by showing up
Not a sexy election but it is extremely important, especially governor’s race (Barrett vs. Walker)
12 days, we need people to make phone calls, calling Dems who only vote in Presidential elections and trying to encourage them to vote now – if they vote, we’ll win
Canvassing is even better than phone calls, it’s more personal – Gore in 2000 won WI by 1 vote per ward, making phone calls and going door-to-door matters
3rd Congressional District 5:25
Kind, Kresian and Kapanke
Estimated 500 people there
Early Vote Rally 5:28
Thank you for everyone coming
If you are registered and have someone to vouch for you, you don’t need to show proof of residence
Dorm captains meet after the meeting
Feingold Rally 5:33
6:30 in the Tamarack Room, would really like more college students at the rally
Bring everyone you know!
Paydon: 250 hours from close of election, it’s a bit scary.
Final structure of GOTV effort finalized
Our greatest asset is our energy
A lot going on in the next 12 days
Canvass tomorrow in Student ward 4-6
Canvass on Saturday 10AM and 1PM from the Labor Temple, rides available
Canvass on Sunday 10AM, 1PM and 5PM
Next Tuesday phone banking at the Dems office at 6PM - food provided
Wednesday Canvass of the student wards 4PM-6PM
Trick-or-treat canvass on Sunday, Oct 31 from 3:30-7 (costume optional but appropriate)
Chalking on Sunday 5:44
Why Should I Care and chalk everywhere meet 5:00 on upper campus by the flag pole
K.(eyshawn) Johnson Report 5:46
No Cafeteria in the new student center
Senate accepting Student Court applications
Hilton controversy – see Spectator’s website for full email
Suggested resignation from Student Body President
Exec Reports 5:52
Dylan: help take down and put up signs and lit drop – please do it at least once, every day signs at 7AM, lit drop Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7AM and take down signs before 7PM
Jodi: Comfort captain – food requests for election days please let her know, within reason
Paydon: Please sign up for shifts to canvass and make phone calls
Anja: Tabling captain – please stop by and help out any time and if you’re not getting emails let me know
Steph: still collecting dues and if you want a shirt get it quickly
Kayla: Please write things so people will know what’s going on, Flipside deadline is tonight and Spectator is this Sunday
End of Meeting 5:58
Clip of the Week 5:00
Armon “hammer” Tabrizi 5:06
With Congressman Kind – early vote rally was today
32 people which is good for a last minute get together
National turnout in 2006 -37%, Wisconsin 50%
If we don’t get more than 40% turn out, Dems will lose
More college students in this district than in any other district in Wisconsin and the Midwest
Need help, come into the office and make phone calls
Kapanke in HHH 101 at 6:00 – Q and A session
Ron Kind will be back on campus again, come meet him
Can go and make phone calls tonight, 405 S. Barstow (Dem County Office)
Voter Registration 5:12
Get registered to vote, can do it on the campus mall or get in touch
Can also help at the voter reg. table
Boden: Get out to vote – knocking on doors, going to the dorms – just getting people to vote
Dems win when college students vote
Sign up to do a practice run and learn how it works
Dorm captains appointed
This Sunday in The Cabin at 5:00 for a meeting of progressive groups on campus
Paydon: GOTV effort kicks off this evening
Phone calls in the office every Thursday night 6-9
Fridays at 4PM – student ward canvas
Saturdays canvas at 10AM and 2PM
Tuesdays canvas 4PM
On weekends – Maureen’s house- meet at clock tower at 9:20 or 1:15 and walk over (there will be cookies)
Canvas shifts takes about 2 ½ hours – two shifts a week adds up very quickly
A good GOTV campaign can bump voting up by 8% which can make or break this election
Talk to Paydon with questions
Why Should I Care? 5:21
Lit drops on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7AM
Signs up on campus, put up at 7AM everyday and take down at 7PM every day
Why Should I Care group on Facebook, join it!
See discussion boards and invite friends to join
Join UWEC college democrats facebook group too
Open up the floor: why voting democrat 5:26
Ron Johnson wants to drill in the Great Lakes
Gay rights, want equality
Health care bill, getting repealed and state programs getting repealed like Badger Care
Equal pay for equal work
Pell grants and being able to attend school
Tax breaks for top 1% = bad
Privatization of things like Social Work/ Foster Care
True fiscal responsibility, more to it than cutting taxes
Railway from Madison to the Twin Cities
Support for Green Tech
Under regulation = bad
Important to personalize it and make it relevant to people. Find your issue and what it means to you to vote Dem
Debate Party 5:31
Feingold and Johnson this Friday night 7-9
Event on Facebook – it’s going to be at Jimmy’s House 430 Union
Kayla at the bridge at 6:30 to walk over
Can hang out at Jimmy’s afterwards and it will not longer be an official event
Kayla “Beam me up Scottie” Report 5:33
Switching biking/walking lanes because of the cross over – controversial issue for Senate
The Bird has been made official student mascot – should it be the university mascot
Steven’s “ A True Senator” piece about Feingold debate when Johnson didn’t show up
Katrina’s piece “‘Coming Out’ of the Atheist Closet”
Free Thought Society – Fridays 3-5 room varies
Discuss different topic every week
Want to write in the Flipside or Spectator, talk to Kayla
Exec Reports 5:41
Kayla: Write pieces and get registered to vote
Paydon: Thanks for coming back to meetings and help out with GOTV
Early vote at City Hall on Farwell, bring ID and you can vote already
Help put up signs and take them down
Jodi: Debate tonight at Longfellow Middle School by State Assembly candidates
Tuesday – Barrett with be in Eau Claire – more info, talk to Jodi
Steph: Collecting dues, $10, if you buy a shirt and pay for dues it’s $15 otherwise t-shirts by themselves are $10
In order to vote for board positions at the end of the semester have to pay your dues
Anja : not getting emails? Talk to me
End of meeting 5:47
Appoint Paydon to GOTV captain 5:04
Explain, Paydon: Get Out The Vote – motivate people to vote, 3 our 4 students that vote, vote Dem and we want them to. Two main problems
Voter caging- trying to suppress student and minority vote by GOP
Voter apathy – mindset of students – need to focus on getting people aware and out there. Frustrated with Dems at the moment but don’t want to vote Rep so they don’t vote at all. New focus, “Why should I care?” put a face to the issues and not just a party.
GOTV meeting Oct 3rd
Start thinking about why you care so we can get fired up this election season
Every Tuesday and Thursday Lit Dropping at 7AM in SSS Lobby
Questions ask Paydon
Any other Exec want to say anything? 5:12
Dylan and Kayla – choose your issue, personalize it
If you are from MN you can register to vote here but you can’t vote in both places!
Assemblymen Jeff Smith 5:17
New bill – people would be registered to vote online, anytime they have any other interaction with another state agency they would have to verify address they would be voting from. Also addresses shady things republicans do around voting time to discourage people from voting.
Out of 4 million people who can vote here, only 3 million are registered
Talk to Paydon if you want to volunteer with Jeff or any other Democrat
Poll today for Feingold – with expected voters, Johnson leads Feingold with all registered voters, Feingold leads Johnson
Only 41 days left! Goal is to get half of the student body to vote.
Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party 5:30
Friday at Jimmy’s House 6:30-8:30 officially
Saturday Canvassing 5:33
from 1-3 and social 4-5:30 at Jimmy’s House
Meet at 12:30 at the Library
Obama in Madison on Tuesday! 5:34
Leaving here at 10AM, potentially an excused absence
Questions? Email Jimmy
Can volunteer and be able to move around and have more access
Parade in Lacrosse on Saturday 5:39
Ron Kind, Feingold and Barrett
Help volunteer, leaving in front of Govs, 5:45 on Saturday
Can go on Friday and crash at Adam’s
Campus News 5:40
River is flooding
End of Meeting 5:41
Clip of the Week
“Tom-Tom” ticket in November
Walker won GOP gov’s primary
The Paydon Miller
Intro – President Emeritus
Coordinated Campaign – Boden
Campus organizer for DPW
Campus is apathetic – we need to work to get votes
Canvass on Saturday 10-12 and 12-2
International Fall Fest on Saturday 10-3
Important election – please get involved
College phone banking at Dem’s office
Need a ride? Get a hold of Jimmy
Boden – need to get students registered
Feingold on Campus – Stephanie
Rally rather than debate
Blugold room in Davies, Sunday 6:30
Need numbers! Goal of 300-450 people
Chalking, lit dropping on Friday
Need people to direct crowd to Davies and people to man a sign-in table
Tell your friends!
Kayla “The Giant” Johnson Report
Brother Jed article
Sarah Schmitt article
Student Center design article
Editorial about “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”
Primary results article
Steve’s article about negativity in politics
Jodi – if you’re interested in an internship talk to her, very easy if you’re a pols major, lots of options
Kayla – write things! Perhaps about Feingold’s visit? Just talked to Kayla
Paydon – thanks for coming, don’t get overwhelmed by all the campaigns and please come back
Dylan – sign up for stuff and write things
Steph – sign up for things
State Rep Event!
End of Meeting
State Senator Pat Kreitlow 5:04
Building commission – final green light on the Davies Center J
Formed a rural caucus to get voice heard from all over the state
Working on the Wisconsin economy – keep programs working properly
Put EC on the map for high speed rail
Worked on smoking ban
Couldn’t have won without the help of the students even though we’re not is his district
Lit dropping, etc.
Worried about Democratic complacency because we’ve won a lot in recent elections and disillusionment, be patient, it can’t all happen at once but we’re working hard to make things happen