Thursday, November 20, 2014

President's Speech on Immigration

In case you missed President Obama's powerful and moving speech announcing his new guidelines on enforcement of immigration law, here is in the complete presentation.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pelath Sees Strong Role for Dems in House

Regarding last week's election losses, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath opts for understatement: "Not every election goes as we would like." However, Pelath is upbeat about the role Democrats can play as the minority in the legislature. He says that Democrats have been able to exploit divisions among Republicans to defeat the most conservative proposals. He notes that had it not been for Democratic resistance, Indiana voters would have been voting on a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage. Pelath likes how the party is positioned: "We feel very good about the course we have set for the Indiana Democratic party. You know, 2016 is going to be a very, very different election." In the broader universe of voters that come out in a presidential election year, "we’re well positioned to appeal to the center of this state for a new direction," says Pelath. You can read more of Scott Pelath's post-election thoughts here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Congratulations to Local Democratic Candidates

While national and state Democrats weren't faring so well, our local Democrats did very well indeed! Eric Grossman was elected as county assessor over a Republican incumbent. Sheila Klinker will serve as state representative for District 27 for her 17th term. Steve Meyer will serve as judge of Superior Court 2, and Tom Busch will serve as judge of the Circuit Court. And, among Tippecanoe County voters, John Dale came with five percentage points of a well-financed Republican incumbent. That's pretty amazing. Many thanks to all who volunteered to get our voters to the polls and make this possible. Thanks to those who came out to vote in a year with no glamour races at the top of ticket.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Where to Vote

Tippecanoe County uses vote centers so that residents do not have to vote in their home precinct but can vote at any of the 19 vote centers across the county. Vote centers are open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the vote center voters must show a valid government-issued photo ID, which can be an Indiana driver’s license or photo ID card, a military or veteran’s ID or a U.S. passport. Here are the vote center locations:

• St. Lawrence Church, 1916 Meharry St., Lafayette

• Faith Community Center, 5526 Indiana 26 East, Lafayette

• Lafayette City Hall, 20 N. Sixth St., Lafayette

• Center@Jenks Rest, 1915 Scott St., Lafayette

• Lafayette Fire Station No. 5, 750 N. Creasy Lane, Lafayette

• Lafayette Shrine Club, 3024 Old Indiana 25 North, Lafayette

• 4-H Fairgrounds, Home Ec Building, 1010 Teal Road, Lafayette

• Eagles Lodge, 3208 S. 18th St., Lafayette

• Evangelical Covenant Church, 3600 S. Ninth St., Lafayette

• The Outpost Catering, 2501 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette

• Purdue Memorial Union, 101 N. Grant St., West Lafayette

• Morton Community Center, 22 N. Chauncey Ave., West Lafayette

• Federated Christian Church, 2400 Sycamore Lane, West Lafayette

• Burtsfield Gymnasium, 1800 N. Salisbury St., West Lafayette

• Calvary Baptist Church, 310 Kalberer Road, West Lafayette

• Wabash Township Fire Station No. 1, 2899 Klondike Road, West Lafayette

• Battle Ground Fire Station, 112 North St., Battle Ground

• Dayton United Methodist, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton

• Clarks Hill Christian Church, 9510 Pearl St., Clarks Hill

Take a friend or relative with you to vote!

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