Voter Drive: A Move To Improve Democracy

148563_10101228587926963_1243777089_nPublished: The Times News, September 9, 2014

“Partnerships Which Empower People” is the name of a collective effort between four churches in Alamance County, the NAACP and volunteers from Elon University. For four weeks beginning on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 9 the four churches will serve as voter registration sites from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The schedule is as follows: Sept. 15-19 (Life’s Journey United Church of Christ), Sept. 22-26 (Union Chapel United Church of Christ), Sept. 29-Oct. 3 (Elon Community United Church of Christ) and Oct. 6-9 (First Baptist Apple St.).

The driving conviction behind the partnership and the effort begins with the belief that a democracy is made stronger when its people participate in the political process. Having a voice in one’s future serves as an antidote to malaise, apathy and hopelessness and instills a sense of empowerment among the people of any nation or state. The groups are combining their efforts to grant as much access as is possible to the means of becoming a registered voter as critical mid-term elections approach.

We also offer a collective voice of encouragement to all of the citizens of Alamance County to cast your vote and embrace your fundamental right as granted by the Constitution to have your voice heard.

PHIL HARDY
Burlington

Phil Hardy is pastor of Life’s Journey United Church of Christ

To register to volunteer for this program, please contact Noah Read, at attentionalamance@gmail.com or call 336.260.4399.

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