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Here is a short clip of US Senator Amy Klobuchar giving her stump speech in the Beltrami County DFL office in Bemidji, MN today:

I think the best part of this, as someone who was involved in Occupy Minnesota, is the Senator's declaration that both the DISCLOSE Act and reversing Citizens United by constitutional amendment are on the agenda. For many here her discussion of DUIs and entering Canada, and tourism were more key. Went well!

The state legislators and candidates that introduce her are:

MN Senator Rod Skoe (what's the story behind that awkward intro, I wonder?)
MN Representative John Persell
MN Senator Tom Saxhaug (no website, but see his appeal for Rick Nolan on the eve of the primary, below) and then
Schoolteacher and state house candidate Roger Erickson

More below the fold:

Thursday night there is a non-partisan voter education event put on by Native Vote and the Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Campaign, opposing the voter restriction and marriage related amendment, and educating and inspiring youth participation in elections:

Thursday, Nov 1st Hip Hop Vote No w/ RezRap

I am getting ready to join the extensive, statewide DFL GOTV bus tour - at least on it's route from Moorhead through this area, Saturday November, 3rd and Sunday, Nov 4th:

Saturday

4:45-5:45 PM
Moorhead State Rally                                                        
11th St/7th Ave Parking Lot
Moorhead, MN 56560

7:10-8:00 PM          
White Earth GOTV Rally
Shooting Star Casino
777 South Casino Rd
Mahnomen, MN 56557

9:30 PM                    
Arrive Bemidji
Holiday Inn & Suites
2422 Ridgeway Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Sunday, November 4th

7:00 AM                    
Depart for Red Lake

8:00-9:00 AM            
Red Lake GOTV Rally
Seven Clans Casino
10200 Minnesota 89
Red Lake, MN 56671

10:00-10:50 AM            
Bemidji Field Office                                                
401 Beltrami Avenue
Bemidji, MN 56601

11:30-12:30          
Leech Lake GOTV Rally at Palace Casino
16599 69th Ave. NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Obviously there are lots of opportunities to ask elected why we should elect more Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidates, defeat the amendments, and knock on doors and call the phones of all our friends and neighbors to turn out votes against the amendments. If you are already convinced there are plenty of opportunities to drop in and volunteer for a few hours. We'd love to have your help and company.

And one last note from the legendary chair of the Eighth Congressional District, Don Bye:

8th DFLERs:  One hectic week to go...Winning is crucial and achievable.  Rick Nolan has been putting in 15-18 hours a day for a year and a half.  We need to follow that example in all ways that we can.    If your organizing unit has any cash balance left, please deplete it right now.  Nolan radio ads can be purchased or increased right up to the last day.  As individuals, simply respond to a Nolan e-mail appeal or reach for your checkbook one more time.  Commit and sign up for one extra shift, a few extra last hours for office phoning, virtual phoning, voter assistance, door knocking or whatever you can do best.  The goal line is within reach- let's cross it running!  Keep Saturday, December 8, open for State Central Committee meeting in Duluth in the afternoon and a bang-up joyous 8th Campaign Celebration that evening.

Don Bye

And YouClip of a performer promised at the Hip Hop - Vote No event:

Thanks for reading!

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