More opportunities to continue working for equity and voter access. Highlights below. Visit bit.ly/UUtheVote for more information.
- VIRTUAL VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING- APRIL 23
From Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters: We planned to host a training session for Voter Registration this spring but since they can’t meet in person, we’re planning an online session (via Zoom) on April 23 starting at 6:00 PM. We’ll need lots of trained volunteers in advance of this fall’s important election, so please sign up for this important training led by Aiden Carson!
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
How does this relate to voting & elections? The 2020 Census data will be used to determine new representation as well as potential new maps!
What can you do? Everyone can play a role in the 2020 Census by sharing information about the census on your social media channels and reminding your family, friends and neighbors how important their response to the census is in shaping the future of our community and state for the next ten years.
Census Info to Share: If you have not received an official invitation in the mail or had a questionnaire dropped off at your door call one of the following numbers:
English: 844-330-2020 ; Spanish:844-468-2020
#UU the Vote is catching on! We have 50 commitments to act beyond voting to #UU the Vote. Our goal is at least 100 commitments. All of the issues we care about are affected by who our elected officials are. Check out the #UU the Vote bulletin board in Sandburg Hall if you haven’t filled out a commitment slip and for ways to get involved. You can also fill out a commitment slip online at https://forms.gle/nMcNwJmCiTdycjmq5 Resources are updated weekly by Melissa Murphy at bit.ly/UUtheVote. Thank you, Melissa! And, don’t forget to put a heart on your commitment slip once you have completed your activity. That is a way of holding ourselves accountable as we put our faith in action: #VoteLove, #Defeathate. Our involvement in getting out the vote and articulating our values can make a difference!
The Justice Ministry Council invites you to consider participating in getting “Souls to the Polls” on Sunday, February 23. Why? Because NC could lose Sunday voting in any given year. It was reduced to one Sunday from two this year. To keep it for those who can only vote on Sundays, we can help show that it is needed. Faith communities like ours can organize group voting on the Sunday of early voting to keep the numbers up, demonstrating to our government leaders that Sunday voting is used. Polls are open from 10AM-6PM that day. I intend to vote the 23rd. I hope you join me if you can. Of course, that means I am doing all I can to familiarize myself with the candidates so I can be ready! Wish me luck. Questions? Comments? Contact me at email@example.com.