Thursday, October 04, 2012

COP 24/7 Point to Point 2.0

Will the Mitt Romney Stand UP
The Which Way Did They Go Debate Mash UP

Did you see it? You know that event that was being promoted as the "mother of them all debates" that seemed to spit and sputter as POTUS appeared preoccupied and GOP candidate Romney running away with it by saying anything and everything he prepped for during his mock debates. Wow, what the hell was that and exactly what happened to President Obama's mojo is a mystery to me. Meanwhile, even though the talking heads assert and I have to begrudgingly agree that Romney was on his game, the real take away from this vantage point is "will the real Mitt please step forward?" Much of his rhetoric and verbiage was more vintage "etch-o-sketch" bluster that he has mastered to play to whatever or whoever it will listen to his positions. My mouth fell open several times as I kept wondering "where did that position come from or wow! has he said that before and then that all but threat to "fire" Big Bird and all those moochers at PBS, literally set my hair on fire. For those who know me, I've long let my locks fall away years ago!! But, the political throw down bounces on and President Obama tries to explain that "okie doke" move or was that the Muhammad Ali "Rope-a-dope" move that caused many of us to wonder "WTF." Of course the spin misters have all weighed in that it could have been a "do no harm" tactic juxtaposed to the now "new and improved" Romney who has been a "severe conservative, or skewing past positions, I love firing folks, those 48% that won't vote for me and now bi-curious Mitt with far a few details guy."

And so it goes and I'm not confused that if you continue to sift away the "blah, blah, blah" you'll be able to figure out which way you need to go this November 6...directly to the polls and vote like you life depends on it. Because it just might!  Check out 1.866.MYVOTE1 for information or contact your local agencies on polling places and early voting precincts. Another great gadget for helpful updates and info is:  which will give you a snapshot of all things Arkansas including rules, issues, district maps, links and direct election offices with addresses and phone numbers. Get involved and make your voice known!  Don't forget: Poll Hours: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM        
Your precinct is determined by where you live and the polling site is assigned by your county election commission. Most local newspapers publish a list of polling sites within a few days of an election. If you received a Voter ID card from your county clerk, it may show your precinct. You can also find your location online at

Tenth Annual AIDS Walk – Celebration of Life
Registration for the Annual AIDS Walk, November 10 starts at 10:00 a.m. and will begin at noon. You can register as an individual walker or as a team at
 or you can email for donation forms, fliers, team instructions or for more information call the foundation at 376-6299 Registration fee will include t shirt, entertainment, and lunch.

The group will also be giving away awards to the teams with the most walkers, the most money raised, the best overall banner, and the walker with the most money raised. Registration fee is $25 and $15 for students.

This year they are asking participants to donate some toiletry or personal hygiene products to be distributed to our clients through their CANS program.

13th Annual Walk for CommUNITY – Just Communities

Mark your calendar for this year’s Walk for CommUNITY on Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2012. For more information about the Walk or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kerri Michael Sernel at (501) 372-5129 or hit up
2012 Walk Chair Graham Rich, cited that last year’s Walk raised over $53,000 for JCA programs, smashing the record for our most successful Walk ever! Over 800 people, friends old and new, gathered for the Little Rock diversity activity at the River Market pavilions to enjoy food, music, fun, and fellowship. Over 60 teams represented schools, area businesses, civic and nonprofit groups, faith communities, families, and neighborhoods.
The HELP FAIR Update

At post time COP 24/7 reported that over a 100 individuals had passed through the September 28, AIDS Awareness Day event sponsored by STRILITE and The Living Affected Corporation respectively. As all the sorting and assessing was done post event, it appears that least 102 persons were screened for STD/HIV/AIDS commencing with approximately 200 in attendance for the first of its kind LGBTQ sponsored event in conjunction with funding from the Arkansas Department of Health Hep C HIV/AIDS Section. STRILITE is an official sub-grantee utilizing Awareness Day micro grants in order to produce this series of events.

Event organizers confirmed that 97 bags of free groceries were distributed, cell phone access information was available from both Cricket and Assurance Wireless, participants passed through the Department of Workforce Mobile Office which was on site throughout the day and individuals were able to confirm their voter registration or register to vote via a online portal. As a bonus, a cookout was held on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church in which guest feasted on grilled chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers with the support of the management of TRAXS.

 Each participating vendor received a framed certificate of appreciation,waived vendor fees for participating and inclusion in all media including radio air play on Streetz 101.1
Plans are underway for HELP Fair 2.0 in recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012. Sponsorships, donations, volunteer opportunities, in-kind contributions and booth information is now available at 855-STRILITE or 

COP 24/7 thanks organizers for allowing this medium to be a contributing partner and ongoing supporter of the HEFTE concept. We agree that "its amazing what we can do when we all work together." Watch this forum more the latest details and breaking news about the next outing. For more check out or call 379.8203.

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