Union Terminal: What a Difference a Week Makes!

October 24, 2014 by Jennifer Sandy

When the Yes on 8 Action Center opened its doors earlier this month, we set an ambitious goal to personally engage 8,000 voters on Issue 8 before Election Day.

Today, just 12 days out from the election, we’re excited to announce that we’re more than halfway there! So far, we’ve engaged 4,700 supporters at the Action Center and throughout Hamilton County – more than 2,000 of which came from events held this week alone!

Between a guest lecture on World War II history to rowdy “honk and wave” pep rallies at intersections across town, we can tell you that the energy around Union Terminal is palpable. If you haven’t already (or if you want to again), now is the perfect time to join the fun. The Yes on 8 Action Center is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 511 Walnut Street in the Fifth Third Bank Building breezeway between Fountain Square and Walnut Street (right behind the Potbelly Sandwich Shop). Here’s a quick digest of our upcoming special events and appearances:

Saturday, October 25 – Bat Fest @ Union Terminal: Did you know that a colony of bats lives inside Union Terminal? Say hello to the museum’s resident big brown bats and explore the world's largest artificial limestone cave during this daylong celebration. We’ll be there for all the action with tons of campaign swag for the taking.

Sunday, October 26 – Bengals Tailgate Party on Fountain Square: This Sunday, the Bengals square off against the Baltimore Ravens. Join the Yes on 8 Campaign on Fountain Square from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM as we get ready for kickoff.

Monday, October 27 – I-71 Super Honk: Join us from 4:00-6:00 PM as we take over the pedestrian bridge spanning I-71 near the Evanston Playground. We’ll be hosting a “Yes on 8” pep rally that thousands of evening commuters will be honking about. All you have to do is show up, wear some swag, and shake a pom pom or two. The Evanston Playground is located at 3558 Evanston Avenue. Learn more and RSVP!

Tuesday, October 28 – Share Your Story @ The Yes on 8 Action Center: Everyone has a story about Union Terminal. Come share yours with other supporters from 7:00-9:00 PM during a special reception hosted at the Yes on 8 Action Center. Please bring any memorabilia you have, including old photos, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings. We’ll have a special scanning station setup to capture your memories, as well as a video booth so you can say it all in your own words. The best part? Your Union Terminal story will live on forever. All stories shared during this reception will become part of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives! Learn more and RSVP!

Thursday, October 30 – Pop-Up Concert with the Young Heirlooms: Join us from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Yes on 8 Action Center as the Young Heirlooms play a special live concert dedicated to the campaign to save Union Terminal. Kelly Fine and Chris Robinson have been captivating audiences in the Midwest for the past three years. Their band’s name – Young Heirlooms – articulates their style and take on their fused genre. Young alludes to the modern spin on the traditional sound of folkmusic, and heirlooms are items or ideologies handed down from generation to generation – much like Union Terminal! Learn more and RSVP!

Friday, October 31 – Halloween on Fountain Square: Try out your costume early at the sixth annual Fountain Square Costume Contest, to be held on the main stage from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The Yes on 8 Action Center will be handing out special treats, and who knows – maybe Union Terminal will work up the courage to enter the contest!

We hope you can join us next week. If not, don’t fret — we’re open every week all the way through Election Day!

PS: Let your friends and family know that you support Issue 8 by pledging your vote online.

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