Our guest speaker is Ashlei Blue, State Director of North Carolina Spread the Vote and Project ID. The project is sure to be one we can wrap our arms around and use to fulfill our mission of supporting voting rights. Jackie Willingham will host the meeting at her house in the Cleveland Area of Johnston County. We want to supply refreshments so please RSVP to me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend and we will send details about the location.
LWV Johnston County - Get-Out-The-Vote!
Join us to prepare for the upcoming general election! We will have a postcard writing session at 9:30am on Tuesday, October 9th at Clayton Bakery and Cafe. We will provide the postcards - you bring addresses of friends and relatives that you especially want to remind to vote. We don’t want anyone sitting home on Nov 6th - let’s create the buzz and the spirit to remind people to get out for these local/state elections.
Every 10 years after the Census, legislative districts are redrawn to reflect changes in population. Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating district boundaries to the advantage of a political party. North Carolina is one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation. This League of Women Voters panel will discuss how politicians manipulate voting maps in North Carolina and options for pursuing redistricting reform.
This meeting is free and open to the public. It is not affiliated with any political candidate or party.
Our guest speakers are all members of the League of Women Voters of Wake County Redistricting Committee including Dianna Wynn, Phyllis Demko, Cheryl Tung, and Sheila Denn. They have been quoted in numerous media publications and broadcasts on the issue of gerrymandering, presented testimony before the redistricting committees in the legislature, met with legislators about redistricting reform, and spoken to other groups of concerned citizens in the community.
Join us for the first Annual Meeting of the LWV-Johnston at the Smithfield Library, 305 E Market St, Smithfield, NC, get an update on our voter registration, voter education and public policy initiatives and learn how you can get involved!
- Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Johnston County, NC- Cheryl Keeton, President, LWV-Johnston
- Discover the Power of the League of Women Voters-Janet Hoy, Co-President, LWV-North Carolina
- Never Give Up: Stories from the Field-Anna Hundt Golden, Field Officer- 2008 Presidential Campaign
Click here to learn more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for our first voter registration event at Deep River Brewing Company, 700 Main St., Clayton on Sunday, March 18th from noon until 4pm. Have fun, meet people, (including League of Women Voters of Johnston County members), enjoy good brew and great food at the Food Truck Rodeo and register to vote!