Reeb Project Fall 2015 Update
2015-2016 Action Timeline
- October 2015 – Phone banks to NC Voters
- February 2016 –Moral March Raleigh, NC
- September 2016 – Voter Registration
- October/Nov 2016 – Get Out the Vote!
Reeb Project Action - Calling NC Voters in October.
Come out to make calls to NC voters and help Democracy North Carolina fight voter suppression. Reeb Project will provide the call sheets and instructions. You bring your cell phone, charger, and if you like you can bring a laptop or tablet to make calls. Come to a calling party at the home of a Reeb Project member on October 6, 10 or 17 (see below for locations and times and to RSVP) and come to our big phone bank event at All Souls Church on October 24. Our goal: 4000 calls!
Saturday, Oct. 10 (evening)
Hosted by: Denise Woods
Location: Mt. Pleasant / Upper 16th
Time: 5:00pm to 7:30 pm (dinner provided)
RSVP: Oct. 10 Mt. Pleasant/Upper 16 RSVP
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (evening)
Hosted by: Kelly Perry
Location: Germantown (2 blocks from transit ctr)
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
RSVP: Oct. 13 Germantown RSVP
Saturday, Oct. 17 (morning)
Hosted by: Ariana Childs Graham
Location: Mt. Ranier
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
RSVP: Oct. 17 Mt. Ranier RSVP
Thursday, Oct. 22 (evening)
Hosted by: Mattie Felder
Time: 16:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RSVP: Oct. 22 NoMa RSVP
Saturday, Oct. 24 (morning and afternoon)
Hosted by: Reeb Project
Location: All Souls Church
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Shift 1)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Shift 2)
RSVP: Oct. 24 All Souls Church RSVP
About the All Souls Church Reeb Project for Voting Rights
The Reeb Project is named in honor of former All Souls associate minister James Reeb – beaten to death in 1965 when he went to Selma, Alabama, to march for voting rights. The Project has four goals for its work through 2016:
- Have impact on the national discussion on voting rights by leveraging our unique history, DC location and influence within Unitarian Universalism.
- Increase voter turnout in a specific North Carolina community during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles by working in solidarity with local UU congregations and people of color and progressive partner organizations.
- Continually raise consciousness of the injustice of our own disenfranchisement as DC residents and seek remedies to this injustice.
- Build the Beloved Community within and beyond our walls by developing a multiracial, multicultural voting rights team at All Souls and by working in solidarity and partnership with communities of color.
2014 – 2015 Accomplishments
- February 2014: More than 200 All Souls members and friends marched in Moral March in Raleigh, NC with the UUA as part of the Forward Together/Moral Mondays movement
- June 2014: Flashmob on Supreme Court steps to mark gutting of Voting Rights Act
- Summer 2014: Teach ins with national voting rights organizations
- September 2014: Voter registration weekend in Charlotte, NC, with UU Church of Charlotte and Piedmont UU Church registers hundreds of new voters
- October-November 2014: Get out the Vote phone banks with Democracy North Carolina make thousands of calls, successfully increase turn out of African-American first time voters and others
- February 2015: Reeb project returns to Moral March in Raleigh
- March 2015: All Souls delegation travels to Selma for 50th Anniversary of bridge crossing
- July 2015: Reeb Project joined NC NAACP for a massive teach in and Raleigh in Winston-Salem, NC to mark start of trial of Monster NC Voter Suppression law