Early voting is under way at locations throughout the Triangle. Check the Board of Elections website: www.sboe.state.nc.us . Get Out The Vote--starting with your own.
Rallies: Youth Voice, Saturday, Oct. 23, noon-8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 24, noon-4 p.m., at Pullen Park One-Stop Voting site in Raleigh, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Wake Democrats, Sunday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m., outside Nana's Chop House, 328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, email@example.com ; Durham Voter Coalition, Sunday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m., Durham Armory, with buses to voting sites all day, 596-9691; Festival for a Better Future, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2-5 p.m., McCorkle Place, UNC-Chapel Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Phone Banks: Call pro-choice voters, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 929-5402, paige.Johnson@ppfa.org ; call Latino and immigrant voters, through Oct. 28, email@example.com , 835-1525 (Louisa); call "infrequent voters" who supported social justice, through Oct. 24, firstname.lastname@example.org , 967-9942 x16 (Peter Walz).
Run: Celebrate National "Run Against Bush" Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., Weaver Street Market, Carrboro, Jaime_lucove@hotmail.com .
Stop Sinclair: You thought Fox News was bad? WLFL-22, of one Sinclair's right-wing propaganda organs, broadcasts from Raleigh. Say hi at 872-9535. Better yet, call their advertisers, as suggested at www.stopsinclair.org .
The Vast Right-Wing: See The Hunting of the President, Harry Thomason's new film about the Republican campaign to bring down Bill Clinton, Sunday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Helios Coffee, Glenwood South in Raleigh. email@example.com .
Unprecedented: The film about the 2000 election in Florida, Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Hanes Art Center, UNC-CH, firstname.lastname@example.org , 923-5973 (Sasha).
Ray McGovern: The CIA's veteran analyst turned Bush-war critic, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Hanes Auditorium, UNC-CH. email@example.com , 942-2535 (Margaret Misch).
Moratorium? ACLU's pro-and-con panel, including Sen. Ellie Kinnaird (pro) and Rep. Paul Stam (con) debate the two-year moratorium on executions. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1312 Annapolis Dr., Raleigh.
Abortion Debate: NARAL national board member Katherine Ragsdale versus Scott Klusendorff of Stand to Reason, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Murphy Hall, UNC-CH; firstname.lastname@example.org .
Darryl Hunt: Wrongly convicted of murder, just freed after 19 years, he speaks at N.C. Central University Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Miller Morgan Auditorium; 682-1149, email@example.com (Charmaine Fuller).
Assault Weapons? Wake Citizens for Effective Government holds a debate over letting the ban expire (as it did last month). Thursday, Oct. 21, Borders Books, Strickland & Six Forks roads, Raleigh. 847-9901.
Affordable Health Care? Adam Searing, of N.C. Justice Center fame, tells all at American Association of University Women-sponsored meeting, Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Community United Church, Dixie Trail & Wade Ave., Raleigh. 782-9506.
Mental Health Disaster: N.C. Mental Health Coalition meeting, "Prescription for Catastrophe," Saturday, Oct. 23, 2-5 p.m., at the Lucy Daniels Foundation, 9001 Weston Parkway, Cary. www.ncmentalhealthcoalition.org .
Mexican Femicides: "Caravan for Justice in Juarez and Chihuahua" stops at Duke to discuss murders of border women since NAFTA. Saturday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m., Social Science 136, West Campus. Ajg14@duke.edu .
Mocha Moms of Durham: Collecting donations of new children's books. Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse, 2501 University Dr. firstname.lastname@example.org , 806-8009 (L'Tanya Durante).
Crisis in Africa: Experts discuss the medical, political horrors of Sudan, the continent. Sunday, Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of the Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 865-5744.
NC Plenty: Third annual meeting of the local currency-barter group, is a potluck dinner with music at Spence's Farm, 6407 Millhouse Rd., Chapel Hill, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. Everyone's welcome! www.ncplenty.org , 967-1581.
Interact: Open house and candlelight vigil, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., at 612 Wade Ave., Raleigh, to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. www.interactofwake.org , 828-7501.
Got something for Act Now? Fax to 286-4274; email email@example.com (put "Act Now" in subject line); mail to: Act Now, P.O. Box 2690, Durham NC 27715. Please include date, time, street address and contact/phone number.
Deadline: Friday for the following week's issue.