Friends General Conference

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Promoting Free and Fair Elections

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Many people who are registered to vote have become discouraged about whether their vote is important and even unsure of when and where to vote. Several people in our Meeting worked with the Center for Common Ground, a non-partisan voting rights organization led by people of color, to encourage voters. (See We sent almost 500 postcards to Black voters in rural North Carolina! Our message was that their vote DOES count, and we provided information they could use to find out when and where to vote early or on Election Day.


The Center for Common Ground, through their Reclaim our Vote initiative, continues to have opportunities to encourage and inform voters with phone calls and postcards between now and the runoff election in Georgia on December 6.