As the November midterm elections draw nearer and engaging with voters becomes increasingly important, Indivisible Asheville/WNC will host Indivisible Flip NC, a group based in Durham dedicated to restoring balance in the N.C. General Assembly, for a hands-on voter engagement demonstration and training. The event will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Pack Library Auditorium, located at 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.
“WNC Votes!” will feature the two co-founders of Indivisible Flip NC, Amy Cox and Briana Brough. Cox will give an overview of recent shifts in the NCGA, showing the importance of voter engagement at the state level, with a special focus on Western North Carolina. Brough, a statewide organizer with the nonprofit America Votes, will lead attendees in a hands-on demonstration of the Relational Voter Program (RVP), a non-partisan voter engagement tool developed by America Votes that has proven to increase voter turnout by helping individuals reach their own personal networks.
"Our forefathers knew that in order to keep a truly independent nation, we need an active and informed electorate," Brough said. "Engaging with people we know is one of the most effective ways doing that in our own communities."
“If people want to know how to make a difference this November, this is the event for them,” said Brenda Murphree of Indivisible Asheville/WNC. “This is where it starts.”
Indivisible Asheville/WNC is a non-partisan action group dedicated to defending democracy with informed community action in Western North Carolina. For more information, including upcoming events and additional candidate interviews, visit indivisibleavl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.