Milwaukee, Nov 3
8:0: President Obama departs the White House
9:30: Arrives Concord, New Hampshire
** 10:25: Delivers remarks at Capitol Square, Concord **
11:50: Departs Manchester, New Hampshire
2:50: Arrives Hollywood, Florida
** 3:40: Delivers remarks at McArthur High School, Hollywood **
5:0: Departs Hollywood
7:10: Arrives Cincinnati, Ohio
** 7:55: Delivers remarks at 5th/3rd Arena, Cincinnati **
9:10: Departs Cincinnati
9:50: Arrives Aurora, Colorado
** 10:25: Delivers remarks at Community College of Aurora at Lowry **
11:30: Departs Aurora
NYT: This year, voting is more than just the core responsibility of citizenship; it is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy. Millions of ballots on Tuesday – along with those already turned in – will be cast despite the best efforts of Republican officials around the country to prevent them from playing a role in the 2012 election.
Even now, many Republicans are assembling teams to intimidate voters at polling places, to demand photo ID where none is required, and to cast doubt on voting machines or counting systems whose results do not go their way. The good news is that the assault on voting will not affect the election nearly as much as some had hoped. Courts have either rejected or postponed many of the worst laws. Predictions that up to five million people might be disenfranchised turned out to be unfounded.
But a great deal of damage has already been done….
Public outcry, with support from the courts, may eventually remove these threats to democracy. For now, those who contribute to a heavy turnout on Tuesday will send a message that Americans reject any underhanded effort to place political gain above a franchise for which people have given their lives.
Full editorial here
Heading to New Hampshire, Nov 4
I hate linking to Huffington Post, but it’s worth it for the ‘Open Letter to President Obama’ that accompanies this amazing photo – see here (Thank you DesertFlower)