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#GOTEV: Get Out the Early Vote
On October 25 and 26, the Reeb Project is hosting a major Get Out the Vote Weekend of Action – where we will make calls to Charlotte, North Carolina voters to encourage them to vote during the Early Vote period that starts late next week. The architects of North Carolina’s voter suppression law made early voting harder – and Reeb Project volunteers are going to fight back. We are going to make it easier to vote early – providing information and access to transportation and contacting voters during the hours early voting locations are open. If you do only one thing with the Reeb Project this year, sign up for a three-hour shift to help Get Out the Early Vote.
Get Out the Vote Weekend of Action Sign-up
Sign up for one of the following shifts:
- Sat., Oct. 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Sat., Oct. 25, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
- Sun., Oct. 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Reeb Project for Voting Rights had a very successful trip to Charlotte to register voters in North Carolina communities negatively impacted by the new voter suppression laws. Together with Charlotte area UU congregations, we helped over 180 voters register or re-register for the upcoming election. Plans are being finalized to get out the vote in late October. We are working with our sister congregations in Charlotte to make the most efficient use of everyone's time during the early voting period. We have lots to do and many opportunities for engagement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Reeb Project page to learn how to be involved.
All Souls Church Unitarian proudly presents The Conversation: Stories of Hope, Heart and Wholeness, featuring classical soprano, Marlissa Hudson, and jazz vocalist, Rochelle Rice, joined by guest musicians: folk/rock/bluegrass/classical string quartet, Invoke, as well as jazz pianist Allyn Johnson, drummer Ele Rubenstein and bassist Eliot Seppa. The singers will share a chronicle of their lives alongside musical selections ranging from classical art song to opera to spirituals to jazz and original compositions that exemplify those stories. Through unique arrangements and adventurous artistry, The Conversation hopes to celebrate the beauty of a variety of musical genres, and the unusual places they intersect. Sat., Nov. 22, 7:00 pm, in the All Souls Church sanctuary. Tickets are $10-$20; click on the image to buy tickets online.
Watch a slideshow of the renovation project's progress.
This week (October 13-17)
- Most of the plastering and dry wall installation and repairs have been completed in the renovated spaces.
- Tiling, fixtures and walls are being installed in the new bathrooms.
- Sensors/timers for all new interior lighting have been installed.
- It is expected that Pepco will switch the building over to the new power panels. This will require that power be turned off in the building from Tuesday, October 14th through Thursday, October 16th and the church office will be closed all of this week.
- Once the power has been switched to the new panels, testing of the elevator can begin.
Over the next two weeks
- Cement will continue to be poured for the front (16th Street) ramp.
- Painting work will begin in the renovated areas.
- Analog lines will be installed for fire alarms, security hardware, and areas of refuge within the building. An area of refuge is designed to hold occupants during a fire or other emergency when evacuation may not be safe or possible.
Keep up to date with all aspects of the Third Century Challenge project.