Montana Congressional Candidate Dave Strohmaier (D) has a smart new ad up. The ad is different than anything else on the airwaves and shows he believes in fairness and equality for all people. If he were really smart, Strohmaier could probably get some national talk show attention for this. Perhaps that’s already in the works.
Republicans have launched a war on voting to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year, Rolling Stone reports. Here in Montana, voter suppression has been at the forefront of the GOP’s attempt to regain power for years. Remember former GOP Executive Director and current GOP political consultant Jake Eaton, who was forced to resign over the scandal to make it more difficult for 6,000 Montanans to vote? Even after this, the GOP boldly introduced voter suppression bills–only to have them strategically blocked by minority democrats and vetoed by the Governor.
While some young people across America are squatting in public parks in favor of…something, the College Democrats at Montana State University and the University of Montana aren’t going to stand by reading poetry and choreographing interpretive dances. Instead, College Dems chapters at each of these schools will be competing in a voter registration drive during the week leading up to the big Cat/Griz game, Nov 14-18.
“Even though we’re on opposing sides on the football field, we stand together committed to electing responsible leadership like Jon Tester in 2012. College Democrats were crucial in the recent elections, and we’re just as excited and ready for the 2012 elections” said Blair Ward, president of the MSU College Democrats.
“The first step to getting involved is registering. Over the next year we’ll be registering voters and getting them involved to elect leaders like Sen. Tester who have fought for students.” said Stephen Carnes, president of the University of Montana College Democrats.
The winner of the registration drive will be announced at the tailgate hosted by the MSU College Democrats before the Cat/Griz game. Here’s the info:
Winner of the Cat/Griz voter registration drive announced
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Bobcat Stadium Student Tailgate Area
To get involved or for more information, contact: Blair Ward, Chair, Montana State University College Democrats, 406-599-1818 or Stephen Carnes, Chair, University of Montana College Democrats, 406-544-0953
UPDATE: You can get more info and RSVP for this tailgate on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243241842396790