After a very nice long weekend it’s back to work here in G-vegas. This week we are focusing getting the word out about the coalition meeting in Washington on the 16th. We are hoping for a great turnout. We are also working to increase the youth GOTV pledges. The summer is flying past and I didn’t realize that we only have a few more weeks. I, of course wish there were youth around which would of course make getting the youth GOTV pledges a lot easier. We spent Tuesday in Washington meeting with the Board of Elections and a prominent minister and community organizer Rev. David Moore. We heard very two different sides of the current conditions of Beaufort County’s political community. The Board gave us the much skewed impression that Beaufort County had the best voting average in all of NC and that there wasn’t any need for improvement. We felt as if they were being very defensive when we offered to help with the lack of voter participation. Rev. Moore painted another picture. After waiting for the busy Reverend to get off of his cell, computer and conference call, all of which he was on at the same time we discussed the problem with the youth voters. He advised us to take direct action and hit the problem full force.
Also, we are looking forward to going to Wilson Saturday to attend the African American Family Day, where Ana and I will be registering new voters and spreading the word about GOTV!
Until Next time