Tenth Dems October Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
- Convention Notes: Voting for Barack Obama in Charlotte
- Tenth Dems Stages Convention Watch Party
- National Convention Recap
- Congress Watch: Dold Among the Most Anti-Environment Members of Congress
- Obamacare Forum Corrects Myths
- Tenth Dems Voter Sponsors Successful Voter Registration Drive
- Yes, We Did! The Times They Are A-Changing
- Reality Jokes from the 1950s
Convention Notes: Voting for Barack Obama in Charlotte
by Lauren Beth Gash
Get a first-hand account of all that happened at the recent Democratic National Convention in Charlotte from a delegate to that convention, Tenth Dems Chairman Lauren Beth Gash.
Tenth Dems Stages Convention Watch Party
We all know that getting into the 2012 Democratic National Convention was a tough ticket, so Tenth Dems staged its own Convention Watch party. We have pictures from that party, plus photos from the Convention in Charlotte, throughout this issue of Tenth News.
National Convention Recap
by Steve Sheffey
Frequent Tenth News contributor Steve Sheffey was a delegate to the Democratic Convention, and we have a report of his convention experience.
Congress Watch: Dold Among the Most Anti-Environment Members of Congress
We conclude our two-part series on 10th District Congressman Robert Dold’s record on the environment, spotlighting some of his numerous anti-environment votes cast during his first term in office.
Obamacare Forum Corrects Myths
by Stephen Ark
A recent forum on the ACA (Affordable Care Act) held in Lincolnshire addressed a number of concerns about the law, in particular what’s really in the legislation. We have a report.
Tenth Dems Voter Sponsors Successful Voter Registration Drive
by Eleonora di Liscia
What does it take to conduct a successful voter registration drive? We take a peek inside one such effort.
Yes, We Did! The Times They Are A-Changing
by Eleonora di Liscia
Adapt some of President Obama’s first-term accomplishments to the lyrics of a famous folk song, stir enthusiastically, and sing along with us! (Find the lyrics on page 8.)
Reality Jokes from the 1950s
by Jack Altschuler
Sex education and Republican attitudes about birth control and abortion (lifted from the current Republican Party Platform) hearken back to a bygone political era. The author of this story finds these attitudes no laughing matter. In fact, he argues, the joke’s on us.