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Civic Engagement: Ways You Can Help

Civic Engagement:
Ways You Can Help

September Voter Registration/Other Volunteer Opportunities (All Counties/Virtual, Metro Atlanta, Columbus, Valdosta)

This coming month – on September 24, to be exact – we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. With now both U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia, our efforts can make even more of a difference. So why not take advantage of one of the following volunteer opportunities this month to register/protect/engage voters – in Metro Atlanta, Columbus, Valdosta, and (for a couple of opportunities) in every county/virtually? Thanks to DPG, DNC, El Refugio, GALEO, Georgia Equality, Georgia WAND, Headcount, Indivisible GA04, New American Pathways, and VSU’s Caribbean Student Association, African American Studies, and the African American Male Initiative.

All Counties and/or Virtually

DPG Voter Protection (voter protection)

*ongoing: the DPG Voter Protection team seeks Voter Protection Coordinators in each of Georgia’s 159 counties. Coordinators attend monthly county election board meetings, and liaise between the DPG Voter Protection team and county committees. For more/to sign up: https://bit.ly/349Xu0i

DNC: Youth and Student Vote Webinar (voter protection/engagement)

*Sep 24, 7-8pm. This webinar will discuss young voter participation, overcoming the challenges facing young voters, and how young voters can get involved as poll workers and voter protection volunteers. RSVP: https://bit.ly/349YzVU

El Refugio (hotline for immigrants detained)

*ongoing: El Refugio is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers with some daytime ability, to help operate its hotline dedicated to supporting people trapped in immigrant detention at Fort Stewart. Volunteer remotely using your own phone; training is provided. For more info/to sign up, contact: patti@elrefugioministry.org

Metro Atlanta:

Georgia Equality (voter registration)
*Sun, Sep 1, 12-8pm (3 shifts) @ Piedmont Park (Atlanta Pure Heat). RSVP: https://bit.ly/2OxqpI7
*Sat & Sun, Sep 28-29, various shifts @ Sandy Springs Festival. RSVP: https://bit.ly/318044C
*Sat, Sep 28, 11am-7pm (4 shifts) @ East Atlanta Strut. RSVP: https://bit.ly/2KccK4Z

Georgia WAND (voter registration)

*Sep 24, time TBD @ Woodruff Park. For more info/RSVP, contact: jewel@georgiawand.org

Headcount @ Dragon Con (voter registration)

*Fri-Sun, Aug 30-Sep 1 @ Dragon Con. RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Llun1s

Indivisible GA04 (voter registration)

*Sat, Aug 31 & Sun, Sep 1, shifts vary per day - see sign up link @ 101 E Court Square, Decatur, 30030 (Decatur Book Festival on Sat & Sun of Labor Day Weekend). RSVP: https://bit.ly/2K8nqS4

*Mon, Sep 16, 4:45-7:15pm @ 2985 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, 30045 (JM Tull YMCA Welcoming Event). RSVP: https://bit.ly/2LffEFx

Questions: IndivisibleGA04Vote@gmail.com. See up-to-date list of opportunities here: https://indivisiblega04.org/events

New American Pathways (voter registration)
*Fri, Aug 30, 4-6pm/6-8pm @ 1400 Killian Hill Rd SW, Lilburn, 30047 (Lilburn Farmers Market)

*Tue, Sep 3, 12-3pm @ 3709 Covington Hwy, Decatur, 30032 (International Food Market)

*Thu, Sep 5, 4-7p @ 440 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn, 30047 (Supermercado Mi Pueblo #3)

*Fri, Sep 5, 5-8p @ 950 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, 30046 (Community of Bosniaks Georgia)

*Sat, Sep 7, 5am-7pm, 3-5pm @ 1455 Pleasant Hill Rd Suite 402, Lawrenceville

*Sun, Sep 8, 3-6pm @ 733 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn, 30047 (Plaza Las Americas)

*Tue, Sep 10, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm @ 569 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, 30322 (The Emory Farmers Market)

*Wed, Sep 11, 1-3pm @ 4170 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Clarkston, 30021 (Refuge Coffee Co.)

*Fri, Sep 13, 4-6pm, 6-8pm @ 5288 Buford Hwy NE Doraville, 30340 (El Rey Del Taco)

*Sat, Sep 14, 11am-2pm @ 1709 Church St F Decatur, 30033 (Patel Brothers)

*Sat, Sep 14, 3-5pm, 5-7pm @ 5 College St NW Norcross, 30071 (Norcross Community Market)

RSVP to any of the above: https://bit.ly/2ZAKflM. For more info, contact: Angie F. Chermanz Monroy, civicengagement@newamericanpathways.org, (678) 471-0191.

Columbus:

GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials) (voter registration/census/Know Your Rights education)

*Sep 21, time TBD @ Columbus Tri-City Latino Festival. For more info/to sign up, contact: harvey@galeo.org

Valdosta:

Valdosta State University (hosted by the Caribbean Student Association, African American Studies, and the African American Male Initiative) (voter registration)

*Fri, Sep 6, 4-8pm @ Valdosta State Univ. Volunteers are needed for the campus-wide “One Voice, One Message” student voter registration drive, hosted by The Caribbean Student Association, African American Studies and the African American Male Initiative at VSU. Training and snacks provided. For more info/to volunteer, contact: Kathryn Grant, 404-759-9959, thegrantworks@gmail.com.

Marvin Lim