Stand Up and Vote Out

Dennis Hart gives a roundup of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.
 
Excerpts from some speeches made by a variety of clergy from many denominations, during a memorial ceremony and vigil at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines last week, in response to the killing of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
 
A report on the "Stand up and Vote Out" rally hosted by the National School Walkout Day at ISU; Iowa State University's gathering at the free speech zone,where students rallied on Wednesday. ISU College Democrats and Republicans rallied about 4th District US Representative, Steve King around his perceived association with hate groups. 
 
Ames Jewish Congregation President, John Pleasants who published a Letter To The Editor in the Des Moines Register together with a representative of the Mason City Synagogue, speaks about their decision to do so. Barbara Pleasants from the Ames Jewish Congregation explained how diverse people and denominations came together in Ames to submit a statement in the Ames Tribuneand Iowa State Daily. Both John and Barbara spoke about the controversy around  Steve King;'s history of association with hate groups.
 
Story County, auditor Lucy Martin, described preparations for the upcoming midterm elections, updating us on foreseeable problems or mistakes to avoid, voting locations,hours and how to prepare for the count down to election day. 
 
Transportation businesses offering free or reduced rides the night of the election include: Ames Hirta Transportation 1-877-686-0029 call by 11/5 before 4PM to set-up a ride for election day in Ames or Boone. Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines are all offering free election day bus transit rides. Ames Cyride will not have special fares on election day. Also and Sam Ames Shuttle LLC will offer shuttle discounted rides for $5.00 in the Ames area to get to the polls on election day from 7AM-5:30 PM please call to schedule a ride. Tel. (515) 291-1324 or (515) 291-8187.   
 
Ames Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda gave an update us on Ames community civic activities including the proper pumpkin and leaf disposal etiquette. A November Cyride meeting at the Ames Public Library on November 13 at 6:00 PM in the PEO room to hear community ideas and feedback on the new 2.0 Cyride program. 
 
Please remember voting is what makes democracy meaningful and possible. It is a privilege and your right. Voter Hotline 1-888-505-VOTE. Auditor's Office 515-382-7210.
 
  • November 3 Voting at the auditor's office 9AM-5PM.
  • November 3 Last day to vote at the Ames Public Library 10AM-4PM
  • November 5: last day to vote absentee in-person at the auditors office.
  • November 6: polls open 7am to 9 pm (voters must go to assigned precinct.

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Originally broadcast 11/02/2018
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