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Charlotte Team: "No Single Issue Movements"
Our July 4th event will probably go down as one of the highlights of my summer. Offering a space where members of the community could share their voices and express themselves proved extremely powerful and productive.
On the surface what I have done in the past few weeks may seem disjointed, going from a spoken word event to meeting with a law professor about a local food justice initiative to planning a press conference highlighting the rights of people with criminal records—a continuously marginalized group. But in my perspective, all of the actions I have done this summer are inextricably tied. Black feminist queer poet Audre Lorde writes, “There are no single issue movements, for we do not lead single issue lives.”
Greenville Team: "The Start of a New Chapter"
This week has started off with our regular routine of Phone Banking, but this time we were focusing on a different issue: Getting People out to Vote in the runoff election!
The Move to Amend tour stopped through Greenville, NC on Tuesday night and we were in attendance to hear David Cobb
Today marks the first meeting of Democracy Rocky Mounty, and we will be discussing plans pertaining to Souls to the Polls, Youth Outreach/September Voter Registration Awareness Month and the County Board of Election Outreach. We are very excited to be having our first meeting and looking forward to it being a success! We will be wrapping our week up with some Voter Registration in Kinston and we have a meeting scheduled to speak with Mayor King of Goldsboro, NC.