Thursday, April 15, 2010

THE TIME IS NOW

From: news@arkdems.org
Subject: THE TIME IS NOW
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:39:57 -0500

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Arkansas Democratic Party
The Time is Now
 
Just in time for the April 19 voter registration deadline, Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels has announced the launch of an innovative mobile application geared at increasing voter participation and awareness. The application is the first of its kind in the U.S. and will allow Arkansans to verify their voter registration information, district, and polling location with the convenience of a smartphone. The new application is available on all smartphone platforms and may be accessed through the Secretary of State's mobile website at www.sos.ar.gov/m.
 
"I am proud to offer this exciting new voter service to Arkansans," Secretary Daniels said. "I think most people would be glad to find out sooner rather than later if they are not on the voter rolls or if their address is not up-to-date. I encourage all Arkansans to make use of this new tool before the upcoming voter registration deadline on April 19."
 
The time is now to make sure you are registered to voteThe deadline is next Monday, April 19.  Remember, early voting starts on Monday, May 3.
 
Also in the news this week, Governor Mike Beebe announced Monday that North Little Rock-based L'Oreal USA and 100 of its employees will be the first to participate in a new energy efficiency pilot program. Under the Home Energy Loan Program, L'Oreal will receive a zero-interest loan to make industrial improvements that cut energy use and the company will, in turn, offer a revolving loan fund to help employees make similar improvements in their homes. I commend Governor Beebe and L'Oreal USA for their continued commitment to building a more energy efficient Arkansas.
 
I would like to recognize a special Democrat that is being honored for her extraordinary contributions in the world of business this week. Our beloved Karen Garcia, who has long served in Garland County and is the DPA's Treasurer, was inducted into the Henderson State University Business Hall of Fame. All of us at the DPA are grateful for the work Karen continues to do on behalf of Democrats and we congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment.
 
Over the last few weeks, members of the DPA staff and I have made the rounds to many exceptional Democratic events across the state and with campaign season gaining momentum there are many more right around the corner. This week alone, there are Democratic events scheduled in Craighead, Hot Spring, Howard, Pike, and Newton Counties, just to name a few. The Young Democrats of Arkansas State Convention is also taking place this weekend. Next weekend, the Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women will gather in Blytheville for their annual convention. I hope to see you up there. For a list of these events and more please visit the DPA calendar.
 
Next Friday, April 23, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a debate between the three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. KATV anchorman Scott Inman will serve as moderator for the debate and Channel 7 will broadcast the event live in the Little Rock media market. Please follow the link for more information.
 
For the next four Tuesdays we will be having a little fun with our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Please follow the link to find out more about how you can get in on the action.
 
I hope that this beautiful weather finds you and your family well. Please let us know how we can be of service.
 
Sincerely,
 
Todd Turner

Voter Registration Deadline
 
Just in time for the April 19 voter registration deadline, Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels has announced the launch of an innovative mobile application geared at increasing voter participation and awareness. The application is the first of its kind in the U.S. and will allow Arkansans to verify their voter registration information, district, and polling location with the convenience of a smartphone. The new application is available on all smartphone platforms and may be accessed through the Secretary of State's mobile website at www.sos.ar.gov/m.
 
 
For those of you without a smartphone to access the Secretary of State's mobile site, voter registration applications may also be completed in person at state revenue and county clerks' offices, public libraries, and public assistance agencies. A copy of the application is also available on the Secretary of State's one-stop website for voting and election information: www.VoteNaturally.org. The time is now to make sure you are registered to vote.
 
Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, April 19 and early voting for the May 18 Preferential Primary begins on Monday, May 3.
YD State Convention
 
The 2010 Young Democrats of Arkansas State Convention is this weekend. This year's convention begins Friday, April 16 and continues through the day on Saturday in Little Rock.
 
The Young Democrats will be hosting a Convention Kick-off and Candidate Meet and Greet in the Pontchartrain Room of Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock on Friday, April 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The cost to attend this event is free for Young Democrats registered for State Convention and $10 for supporters of the Young Democrats of Arkansas. All candidates are welcome to attend and please contact Young Democrats of Arkansas Vice-President Amanda Richardson at amanda@ydarkansas.org with any questions.
 
Additionally, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Todd Turner will address a special session of the Convention on Saturday morning, April 17 in the Old Supreme Court Room of the State Capitol. Other meetings throughout the day will be held at the DPA Headquarters, 1300 West Capitol Avenue.  Please check the upcoming Young Democrats Hotline and other YD online outreach for the full convention schedule for this great weekend.
 
If you have any questions about the upcoming convention please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Richardson, Vice President and Convention Chair at amanda@ydarkansas.org or by phone at (501) 350-9816.
 
AFDW State Convention
 
The 2010 Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women State Convention is just two weeks away. The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn in Blytheville on April 23 and 24. This year marks the first that the AFDW will be holding their convention in the First Congressional District and all members are encouraged to attend. There will be a luncheon with former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe and a banquet honoring the service of Congressman Marion Berry.
 
If you have any questions or would like more information about this exciting weekend please contact Tommie Jackson at (870) 763-8346 or by email at jacksontommie@sbcglobal.net or Jan Paschal at (870) 217-3174.
Democratic U.S. Senate Debate
 
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be hosting a Democratic U.S. Senate debate on Friday, April 23. KATV Channel 7 announced this week that the station will offer live coverage of the debate, which will be held at University Theatre at 7:00 p.m. U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter, and Little Rock businessman D.C. Morrison will take part in the debate.
 
Channel 7 will be joined in the telecast by the state's Northwest Arkansas ABC affiliate KHBS/KHOG in Fort Smith and Fayetteville. Furthering the event's reach, C-SPAN will feature the debate live and internet coverage of the debate will be streaming on the popular national political website POLITICO.com.
 
KATV anchorman Scott Inman will serve as moderator of the debate and he will be joined by a panel of journalists, including KHBS/KHOG anchorman Craig Cannon, KATV reporter Jessica Dean, and POLITICO reporter David Catanese.
 
For ticket information please contact the UALR Communications Office at (501) 683-7397.
DPA New Media Contests
 
For the next four weeks, the DPA will be holding Trivia Tuesdays on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. The first five correct answers to our weekly trivia questions will receive a limited edition DPA t-shirt and a sleek DPA car decal.  Follow these links to become a fan of the DPA on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter so that you can join in the fun.
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