With the election being less than two months way, three Charlotte organizations are joining forces to make sure black communities go to the polls. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP, Peace4Poverty and The Snow Legal Group are hosting a series of voting parties. Organizers say it’s to raise awareness and importance of voting and voting rights in neighborhoods that historically have had low voter turnout.
Voting parties are Friday, September 11 and will include food, music and speakers. Event stops are at the following neighborhoods:
- Grier Heights Neighborhood Park, 3110 Leroy Street – Noon – 3pm
- Sugar Creek Park, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road – 3:30 -6pm
- Intersection of LaSalle & Beatties Ford Road, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Organizers say participants can register to vote at the parties as well as ask questions about the voting process. Attorney Kenneth D. Snow says they want to curb any obstacles to get people registered. “The right to vote is an essential part of our democracy, but voter suppression and strict voter identification requirements can make voting confusing for many of our community members.”
Voting parties are free and open to the public. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at each location.
To learn more about the event, visit www.peace4poverty.org.