Dear All Souls,
Two weeks ago the Supreme Court dealt another blow to voting rights in North Carolina, reversing a ruling of the Fourth Circuit Court that enjoined portions of North Carolina’s voter suppression law, calling them “textbook examples” of Voting Rights Act violations.
As a congregation, we’ve said that if our courts and political leaders won’t act to protect voting rights, then—in the name of our martyred former minister James Reeb—we will. I'm asking you to act now to protect the right to vote.
This Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, the Reeb Project is hosting a Get Out the Vote Weekend of Action – where we will call voters in Charlotte, North Carolina to encourage them to vote during the Early Vote period that starts this 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 one thing with the Reeb Project this fall, please join me by signing up for a three-hour shift this weekend to help Get Out the Early Vote.
Shifts are Saturday Oct 25 from 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, or Sunday October 26 from 1:00 to 4:00. To join me in this effort, please register at Eventbrite.
Friends, Election Day is less than two weeks from today. Time is running out. Let's act now to protect the right to vote.