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MICAH Summer 2022

MICAH Summer 2022, submitted by Paula Barnes

The MICAH Core Team was busy actively supporting the MICAH Memphis and Shelby County Voter Alliance GOTV (Get Out the Vote) efforts this spring and will continue throughout this election year. 

On April 3, GSL hosted a postcard writing party to remind registered voters to take advantage of early voting or to vote on Election Day May 3. Over 600 handwritten notes were sent from our generous team. Thank you to all who participated! 

The weekend of April 22-24, MICAH Memphis was joined by Gamaliel fellow partner group members from around the country to GOTV by knocking on doors to remind potential voters of forthcoming election dates, polling location changes, and registration requirements. Canvassers knocked on 2,000+ doors on Saturday, April 23. 

The Core Team plans for the spring and summer prior to the August county general election and the state and federal primary election:

  • The June 12 Sunday adult Parish Hall Forum will host MICAH Organizer and Shelby County Voter Alliance Activist Meggan Wurzburg Kiel, who will discuss the critical need for non-partisan GOTV (Get Out the Vote) efforts in Shelby County. Did you know that according to the Shelby County Election Commission, there are 565,000 active voters registered? In 2020, 380,000 voted in the general election, which represents half of the voters who turned out in 2018. 
  • On July 17, Social Justice and MICAH will host a Summer Postcard Writing Party following the 10 a.m. service. This is timed to remind voters about the August election. Early voting is July 15-July 30, with Election Day THURSDAY, August 4.
  • Meanwhile, as we move into the August and November general election periods, look for MICAH/Social Justice announcements, sample ballots, and other general election information on Realm, social media, GSL eNews/Messenger, and the church hallway TV monitors.
  • For MICAH Memphis general information, go to micahmemphis.org.
     
Posted by Lucy Anne Owens at 13:44