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Voting Resources; NixAllSix; GOTV; Notable Mentions; Events
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Less Than One Month. Let's Do This!


The countdown is on with mail in votes already being tallied. As of yesterday, there have been 48,623 absentee ballots requested with 10% returned and accepted. Find a breakdown of the ballot data at Old North State Politics

Here are the key dates you need to know about voting this year - we know YOU all know this but we hope you will take this information with you as you talk with friends and those in your community who may need a friendly reminder!

If you need a conversation starter, just try "I've committed to asking (5) people if they are registered to vote and have a plan for voting this year. Are you?" You'd be surprised how many people respond positively which lets you then ask "Do you know about the amendments that will be on the ballot this year?" Try it and let us know how it goes! 

Election Day Voting:

You must have an updated and complete voter registration in the system by THIS FRIDAY, 10/12, if you want to vote in person on November 6th. 
Early Voting: Absentee voting:
  • No excuse needed! Any registered North Carolina voter may request an absentee ballot by mail before Oct. 30th.
  • College Students may register and vote where they attend college if they plan on staying there indefinitely. OR they may register and vote in their home district by requesting an absentee ballot. 
  • When you receive your ballot, complete it fully, and sign the sealed envelope along with two witness signatures, and mail it back right away, before election day! By far the easiest and most efficient way to vote. 
Your polling place may have changed!
Handy Non-Partisan Voter Guides: 

All of this information and more is available in our latest post: NC Voter Resource Guide.
Please share with your friends and networks or just tell them to find it on StrongerNC.org! 

We Are Giving Out Thousands of NixAllSix Stickers!

Want a Free NixAllSix bumper sticker? Just send us an email with your mailing address to: strongernorthcarolina@gmail.com and we will get one to you.

Want a stack to hand out at events, on canvasses, in your Trick or Treat basket or around town? We can send you some, with donations appreciated at https://social.fund/wgzjwa/ .

Thank you to those who have already donated to allow us to get a second batch printed! They are a great conversation starter - if everyone could talk with 10 people about these constitutional amendments it would go a long way towards increasing the number of people who know about them. And when most people learn about them they tend to want to vote against them. 

Did you know? Two NCGOP Senators, Wesley Meredith and Rick Horner, have both stated in public that they now oppose the judicial vacancy amendment even though they voted for the bill to be placed on the ballot. It seems as if there wasn't enough time to thoroughly analyze the details and repercussions as it was rushed through a vote with no bipartisan analysis.


NixAllSix Resources



Please print and share these flyers on canvasses and in your community.

Free Yard Signs are available for pick up at 3 Triangle locations: 

You Can Vote Moves From Voter Registration to Voter Engagement


Sharing from You Can Vote; Ways to Get Involved:
  1. GET OUT THE VOTE: It's almost time to call the people we registered to get them ready and motivated to VOTE! If you want to lead or support a phonebank or just want to know more about best practices for Get Out the Vote calls - please join one of our phonebank captain training webinars!  
    Monday, October 15th, 7PM Webinar - RSVP HERE
    Tuesday, October 16th 10AM Webinar - RSVP HERE 
  2. HOST A GET OUT THE VOTE CALL PARTY- in your church, your home, your neighborhood clubhouse! We can provide refreshments, training, scripts, etc. We need to make thousands of calls! Opening your door or your organization's door to other volunteers and community members is how we'll get it done! Read more here and complete this form if you are interested! 
  3. VOTER PROTECTION POLL MONITORING: We are partnering with Democracy NC to do voter protection on Election Day! Please sign up here to volunteer. 
  4. RESOURCES & EARLY VOTING SCHEDULES: We have updated our resources page with downloadable ENGLISH AND SPANISH education materials. We also have a new Early Voting landing page that has printable and social-media-friendly schedules - check it out: youcanvote.org/ev and please post them on Facebook and Twitter so we can inform North Carolina voters about how to vote during Oct. 17-Nov. 3. 

Notable Mentions This Week

Lawmakers plan on long game for Hurricane Florence recovery measures, via NC Policy Watch. Look for them to return to session on Oct. 15th for further discussion on implementing recovery plans. Hopefully those affected will be spared by Hurricane Michael as it makes landfall today in Florida.

GOP state senator opposes constitutional amendment that he voted to place on the ballot. And another GOP Senator, Rick Horner, also publicly states at a Rocky Mount Amendments Town Hall that he opposes not one, but three of the amendments! 

Nix All Six Constitutional Amendments, by Rep. Marcia Morey in The Herald Sun

Reject the NC Tax Cap. It Will Hurt Government and Most Taxpayers, Op-Ed by Richard Nordan in the N&O

The Dark Side of American Conservatism Has Taken Over, by Max Boot, WaPo

 

Do You Have Events to Share With Us?


We are updating our web calendar with events for the fall and want to hear from you! If you know of publicly posted events please email us a link!

There are lots of events happening this Saturday, including:

Wake Co. Day of Action - Knock on doors across Wake Co from 9:30-noon. See link for meeting locations.

The People's March and Rally - Get people fired up for early voting next week, share voting information with others and hear from community speakers. Sat. at 11:30 starting at City Plaza on Fayetteville St, ending at Bicentennial Plaza. 

Don't forget you can always help out your candidate directly by placing yard signs, canvassing, making phone calls, donating and more. Just give their office a call and ask how you can help!
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Stronger North Carolina, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that educates North Carolina citizens about issues affecting the electorate. Stronger NC is not affiliated with any political party and does not endorse individual candidates. 


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