By Sister Bernadine Karge, OP
October 29, 2014
The Nuns on the Bus rolled into Council Bluffs, Iowa, on this sunny cool day to energize and be energized by dozens of folks gathered at the Madison Avenue Shoppes Mall. After an introductory session Iowa canvassers paired up with a Nun on the Bus to visit different neighborhoods to collect early voting ballots. We knocked on doors and were warmly greeted by voters who had already returned their ballots by mail. A mom with a 10-month-old babe-in-arms reported that she and her husband received their ballots yesterday and would complete them tonight to be collected by the canvasser. The commitment of the canvassers was inspirational to us. They, in turn, were delighted and grateful that NOTB visited their town a second time and support their efforts this week before the midterm elections.