From our sponsors at Bossanova Ballroom:
Trick or Vote 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
3:30 – 9 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
More Info: busfoundation.org
722 East Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More Info: www.bossanovaballroom.com
Every Halloween, thousands of Americans slip into their best costume, hit the streets, knock on doors and…remind their fellow citizens to vote. This October 31st, The Bus Project will be taking part in what has become the largest, non-partisan get out the vote effort in the country. We’ll be knocking on doors in the afternoon and evening, and then reconvening at the Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside Rd, Portland) for a huge, all-ages Trick or Vote party, with performances by local performers Wanderlust Circus and gypsy/klezmer/punk/rock fusion phenoms Chervona.
Since the Bus Project hosted the very first Trick or Vote celebration right here in Portland in 2004, this party cum canvass has spread to over 80 cities throughout the United States. Trick or Vote volunteers made contact with over 160,000 voters in 2010, and with the added enthusiasm surrounding the Presidential election, 2012 promises to be an even bigger year for this national get out the vote effort.
And while the Bus loves to luxuriate in the knowledge that Trick or Vote is now a nationwide phenomena invigorating voters everywhere, we refuse to be outdone by Trick or Vote events in other cities—regardless of size or enthusiasm. That’s why we’ll be taking over the Bossanova Ballroom this Halloween, bringing more volunteers, knocking on more doors, and having more fun then any other Trick or Vote event across the country!
We’ll be convening for get out the vote canvasses at the Bossanova Ballroom at 3:30 and 5:30. After knocking on thousands of doors and reminding locals the importance of turning in their ballot on or before the November 6th deadline, we’ll get back together at the Bossanova for one unforgettable all-ages party! After the initial festivities wrap up at the Bossanova, tricksters of drinking age are invited to the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St, Portland).