NEWS & EVENTS
Until further notice we will be doing our postcard writing virtually. Each week's Postcard Sheet will be available on the Postcard Page.
Whenever it is again safe to do so we will be meeting every Friday for Postcard Parties anytime between 4:30 to 6:00 at Oklawaha Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC..
Never been to a Postcard Party? Watch a video to learn how it works.
On Wednesday, July 8, we held a virtual Informed Progressive meeting with Sailor Jones as our featured speaker. Sailor is the Campaigns Director of Democracy North Carolina. Democracy NC is a nonpartisan nonprofit that works to build political system that works for all North Carolinians. Sailor provided a very informative discussion in which he updated us on the ways COVID-19 is impacting our elections as well as election rule changes and court cases that resulted. He went into detail about HB 1169 (the only COVID related elections legislation to advance this session). Governor Cooper signed the bill into law on June 12.
Sailor stressed the importance of early voting, stating that it is essential to: reduce long lines at the polls, offer more opportunities for all voters, offer one stop problem solving for voting issues and help to bring in more voters.
He indicated that in order to win strong early election plans, we should have a goal for “good” plans, understand how decisions are made (especially the county Board of Elections members) and show up – take action together.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, please click on this link to view the recording:
Informed Progressive series
The Informed Progressive series is taking place online. See the calendar for upcoming events.
Join us as we learn. Presentations on a variety of topics will take place via Zoom normally on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 – 3:30. Everyone is invited!!!
See current schedule of speakers on our Calendar.
Silent Vigil For Immigration Reform
The Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform is on the third Friday of the month, in front of the Historic Courthouse. The Vigil begins at 4 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. We have signs for bring your own.
Immigration reform and releasing children from camps with or without their parents is a very important issue right now. Please join us to express your support for compassionate immigration reform.