Operation voter madness a success in Lexington!
You may have seen in the Herald Leader last week that groups all over town were focusing on registering as many voters as possible before the deadline this coming Tuesday October 9th. The central Kentucky chapter held a 36 hour voter registration marathon in Lexington over the weekend. Starting on Friday October 5th at 6am and going until 6pm on Saturday October 6th, volunteers registered people to vote at the transit center, on UK campus, the Catholic Action center, the William Wells Brown community center, local bars, Tolly Ho, Spaulding Donuts, Race for the Cure, The farmers market, N. Limeston coffee and donuts, the Village Branch library and door to door around the Lexington rescue mission in the Georgetown St. area.
In addition to registering over 100 more voters over the weekend, chapter members had several great conversations with people in the community about the need to build a healthy and vibrant democracy where everyone's voice is heard and matters. Volunteers who went door to door off of Georgetown St. also met a handful of former felons who were elibile to apply to get their voting rights back and were able to give them the application to start that process.
Now that the chapter has made its final push towards registration, they'll be kicking into gear educating voters about the races and the candidates and mobilizing folks to the polls by making remider calls and offering rides. If you'd like to help out by calling voters and or/offering rides, please get in touch with Ondine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
None of this would be possible if it weren't for all of the volunteers who put in time setting up the locations for the marathon and registering voters all hours of the day and night: Tanya Torp, Tayna Fogle, Tyler Patrick, Nisa Bedwell, Lara Peach, Jared Flanery, Sanjana Pampati, Nash Whaley, Selina Finley, Victoria Brock, Ginny Ramsey, Natalie Cunningham, Sally Lambert Warfield, Janet Tucker, Beth Rossdatter and several others!! Thank you!