1. Everyone who came out today from All Of Us North Carolina, North Carolina SONG, Democracy North Carolina, ProtectNCFamilies, COLORS of NCCU, thank you and let’s keep pushing.

    Early voting started today (and runs through May 5th!) It’s time to rise and shine, North Carolina!

    What, you’re not registered? No worries!

    You can do that at early voting from now till May 5th (just be sure to bring one of the following items if you need to register: NC Driver’s License; Utility bill, including a bill from an electric, water, gas, telephone or cable company; Bank statement or bank-card statement; Paycheck or stub; Student ID and a document from the school with the student’s address; Any local, state, or federal government document showing your residential address such as a car registration, fishing license, military ID, Social Security letter, tax bill, building permit, etc.)

    Don’t know where to go? This can help you! http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/webapps/OS_sites/

    Feeling lonely? Invite all your friends to join you and have your own Party at the Polls!

  2. Iredell County!
Party at the Polls- Have brunch, learn how to talk to friends and family about voting against the amendment, and then caravan to the polls for early voting!!
Saturday, April 28th from 10am-1pm
RSVP for location details: hkhardin@gmail.com OR 919.271.5990
http://www.facebook.com/events/414193701944014/

    Iredell County!

    Party at the Polls- Have brunch, learn how to talk to friends and family about voting against the amendment, and then caravan to the polls for early voting!!

    Saturday, April 28th from 10am-1pm

    RSVP for location details: hkhardin@gmail.com OR 919.271.5990

    http://www.facebook.com/events/414193701944014/

  3. Wilson, NC: Power Up to Vote It Down!!!!
Relational Organizing Workshop from 2-4pm on Sunday, April 22nd

    Wilson, NC: Power Up to Vote It Down!!!!

    Relational Organizing Workshop from 2-4pm on Sunday, April 22nd

  4. IT’S TIME! GET YOUR VOTE ON.
Fayetteville’s “Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop”
When: Thursday, April 12, 6-8pm
Where: Melchor-Quick Meeting House 
669 Country Club Road 
Fayetteville, NC
Facilitators: Ricky, Laura, Patty, Brooke, Rakhee
Co-sponsors: All Of Us NC (http://allofusnc.tumblr.com/), Cumberland County Progressives (http://www.cumberlandcountyprogressives.com/), Occupy Fayetteville (http://sites.google.com/site/occupyfayetteville/), The Unitarian Universalist of Fayetteville, Diversity in Faith: A Christian Church for All People, and The Alliance (http://www.meetup.com/The-Alliance-NC/)
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All Of Us NC/SONG in-person meeting
When: Friday, April 13, 6-8pm
Where: Pinhook, 117 W Main St. Durham
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Allying Against Amendment One House Party
Afternoon of food, drink, and music to support organizing efforts against Amendment 1, highlighting the work of All Of Us NC
When: Saturday, April 14, 3-6pm
Where: 701 Method Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Hosted by Marcie Hawkins Smith
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Thomasville’s “Power Up to Vote It Down: Relational Organizing Workshop against Amendment One!”
When: Saturday, April 14, 4-6pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Interfaith Temple (Zuri and TaMeicka’s church!)
11267 US Hwy 64 East
Thomasville, NC 27360
Facilitators: Emily, Zuri, TaMeicka, John, All Of Us NC
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Durham’s NCCU and Neighbors Vote Together AGAINST Family Discrimination
When: Thursday, April 19th, 9am-10am, at the opening of one-stop early voting
Where: Alfonso Elder Student Union, NC Central University, Durham. Durham voters cast their ballots AGAINST the amendment.
Looking for freedom song singers! Would anyone like to sing or lead songs?
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Asheboro’s Picnic at the Polls 
When:  Friday, April 20th, 3:30 - 5:30
Where:  Randolph County Board of Elections, Worth St., Asheboro, NC
Let’s give voters a vision of what a LGBTQIA family living in Asheboro, really looks like.  We’ll have hula hoops, footballs, soccer balls, blankets on the lawn, picnic foods, rainbow cupcakes, and flyers to hand out about the harms of Amendment One.
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EVERYONE to Wilmington! Statewide Parade + Party at the Polls
When: Saturday, April 21st from 1pm-3pm 
Where: Meet at Port City Java, 132 Racine Dr. Wilmington
March to the Government Center. 
New Hanover voters cast their ballots AGAINST the amendment.
Hosted by Wilmington Pride, All Of Us North Carolina, Southerners On New Ground, New Hanover NAACP Local, Reel Equality, Democracy NC, St. Jude MCC, Loving Families, and our ally organizations.
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Durham People’s Alliance- March to the Polls! 
When: Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m.  
Where: Leaving from Foster and Corporation  (near the Durham Farmer’s Market) walking to the Durham County Board of Elections.  Bring wonderful and creative signs. Even if you can’t vote, you can still come march, then join us for a party at Motorco! Contact Julie: sajusje@gmail.com
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Greensboro’s Amend This! Party
When: Saturday, April 21st at 8pm
Where: Glenwood Coffee and Books, 1310 Glenwood Ave. Greensboro 27403 
Featuring Retna, D Noble, Laila Nur, DJ Dude Femme, The Tomboys, Enoch the Messenjah and DJ Deep Theory
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Wilson’s “Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop”
When: Sunday, April 22nd at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, from 2-4 pm
Where: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 202 N Goldsboro St., Wilson NC 
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Wake County’s Polling Place Potluck Picnic Party!
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:00pm
Wake County peeps—Come on out and vote early AGAINST the proposed Amendment One! Then, let’s all go have a potluck picnic party on the grounds of the Old Capitol building!
Where: Meet in front of the Wake County Government building on S. Salisbury at 12pm, we’ll all vote, meet outside to have our photo taken with our hot-hot “I Voted” stickers, then adjourn to the grounds of the Old Capitol building for a tasty potluck picnic party! Bring delicious edibles, blankets, utensils/plates/cups, and your fiercely-dressed beautiful selves. 

    IT’S TIME! GET YOUR VOTE ON.

    Fayetteville’s “Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop”

    When: Thursday, April 12, 6-8pm

    Where: Melchor-Quick Meeting House

    669 Country Club Road

    Fayetteville, NC

    Facilitators: Ricky, Laura, Patty, Brooke, Rakhee

    Co-sponsors: All Of Us NC (http://allofusnc.tumblr.com/), Cumberland County Progressives (http://www.cumberlandcountyprogressives.com/), Occupy Fayetteville (http://sites.google.com/site/occupyfayetteville/), The Unitarian Universalist of Fayetteville, Diversity in Faith: A Christian Church for All People, and The Alliance (http://www.meetup.com/The-Alliance-NC/)

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    All Of Us NC/SONG in-person meeting

    When: Friday, April 13, 6-8pm

    Where: Pinhook, 117 W Main St. Durham

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    Allying Against Amendment One House Party

    Afternoon of food, drink, and music to support organizing efforts against Amendment 1, highlighting the work of All Of Us NC

    When: Saturday, April 14, 3-6pm

    Where: 701 Method Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

    Hosted by Marcie Hawkins Smith

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    Thomasville’s “Power Up to Vote It Down: Relational Organizing Workshop against Amendment One!”

    When: Saturday, April 14, 4-6pm

    Where: St. Stephen’s Interfaith Temple (Zuri and TaMeicka’s church!)

    11267 US Hwy 64 East

    Thomasville, NC 27360

    Facilitators: Emily, Zuri, TaMeicka, John, All Of Us NC

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    Durham’s NCCU and Neighbors Vote Together AGAINST Family Discrimination

    When: Thursday, April 19th, 9am-10am, at the opening of one-stop early voting

    Where: Alfonso Elder Student Union, NC Central University, Durham. Durham voters cast their ballots AGAINST the amendment.

    Looking for freedom song singers! Would anyone like to sing or lead songs?

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    Asheboro’s Picnic at the Polls

    When:  Friday, April 20th, 3:30 - 5:30

    Where:  Randolph County Board of Elections, Worth St., Asheboro, NC

    Let’s give voters a vision of what a LGBTQIA family living in Asheboro, really looks like.  We’ll have hula hoops, footballs, soccer balls, blankets on the lawn, picnic foods, rainbow cupcakes, and flyers to hand out about the harms of Amendment One.

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    EVERYONE to Wilmington! Statewide Parade + Party at the Polls

    When: Saturday, April 21st from 1pm-3pm

    Where: Meet at Port City Java, 132 Racine Dr. Wilmington

    March to the Government Center.

    New Hanover voters cast their ballots AGAINST the amendment.

    Hosted by Wilmington Pride, All Of Us North Carolina, Southerners On New Ground, New Hanover NAACP Local, Reel Equality, Democracy NC, St. Jude MCC, Loving Families, and our ally organizations.

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    Durham People’s Alliance- March to the Polls!

    When: Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m. 

    Where: Leaving from Foster and Corporation  (near the Durham Farmer’s Market) walking to the Durham County Board of Elections.  Bring wonderful and creative signs. Even if you can’t vote, you can still come march, then join us for a party at Motorco! Contact Julie: sajusje@gmail.com

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    Greensboro’s Amend This! Party

    When: Saturday, April 21st at 8pm

    Where: Glenwood Coffee and Books, 1310 Glenwood Ave. Greensboro 27403 

    Featuring Retna, D Noble, Laila Nur, DJ Dude Femme, The Tomboys, Enoch the Messenjah and DJ Deep Theory

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    Wilson’s “Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop”

    When: Sunday, April 22nd at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, from 2-4 pm

    Where: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 202 N Goldsboro St., Wilson NC

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    Wake County’s Polling Place Potluck Picnic Party!

    When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:00pm

    Wake County peeps—Come on out and vote early AGAINST the proposed Amendment One! Then, let’s all go have a potluck picnic party on the grounds of the Old Capitol building!

    Where: Meet in front of the Wake County Government building on S. Salisbury at 12pm, we’ll all vote, meet outside to have our photo taken with our hot-hot “I Voted” stickers, then adjourn to the grounds of the Old Capitol building for a tasty potluck picnic party! Bring delicious edibles, blankets, utensils/plates/cups, and your fiercely-dressed beautiful selves. 

  5. Parade and Party at the Polls
Against the Proposed Family Discrimination Amendment
Saturday, April 21st at 1pm
Statewide call to peaceful parade and party in Wilmington, NC
From Port City Java at 132 Racine Dr. to the Government Center

Come from far and near to celebrate our dignity and vote against discrimination! It’s a statewide party at the polls hosted by Wilmington Pride, All Of Us North Carolina, Southerners On New Ground, New Hanover NAACP Local, Reel Equality, Democracy NC and our ally organizations. Gather all your friends who live in New Hanover County and help us march our people to the polls for one-stop early voting on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 1:00pm. We’re voting together against the proposed family discrimination amendment. If you’re coming from outside the county, we need your cheering voices to encourage the local voters (don’t forget to get together with your friends and vote in your own county, too)!
Let’s march together and vote together in the name of love and families. Voting is a collective act. If we organize, we’ll make history as the first Southern state to refuse to legislate this kind of discrimination into our constitution. ***MARCH PLAN***4/21/12 at 1pm sharp: Meet at Port City Java, Smith Creek Station, 132 Racine Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403 near Home Depot & Gold’s Gym.We will be marching at 1:11pm on the first Saturday of One-Stop Early Voting. Early voting gives people a chance to register to vote or change and address and VOTE on the same day. So if you’re not registered to vote yet, please come as well. If this is your first time voting, please come. If you’re a voting pro, please come. If you are not eligible to vote please still march with us. This march is approximately 1/4 mile long. We’re going to have a good time marching to the polls with a party in-line while we march to the Government Center. Bring signs, buttons, flags, and wear your favorite justice & equality-themed t-shirt. (Suggestions: Vote Against, Race to the Ballot, HRC, Equality NC, Trevor Project, UNCW Pride, Protect All NC Families, Dream a North Carolina with Dignity for All, Southerners On New Ground, All Of Us NC, or a bright carolina blue shirt). If you are disabled and can’t walk please meet us at the Government Center off Government Center Road shortly after 1:00.***VOTING****Everyone who is a U.S. citizen, over 18 by General Election Day, and lives in New Hanover County is eligible to vote against Amendment One at this event. If you were convicted of a felony, you can register to vote after you’ve completed your sentence, including probation and parole. If you’re not sure about your voter status, check here: http://www.ncsbe.gov/***and BEYOND Wilmington***Wherever you live in North Carolina, please go with friends to your county’s polling place during early voting. Take a quick picture of your group with your “I Voted” stickers and send it to allofusnc@gmail.com— we’ll spread it through grassroots media networks to encourage more North Carolinians to get to the polls. Love begets love.Let’s vote *against* the amendment and show the power of love and solidarity on Southern soil.P.S. If you are planning an early voting event anywhere in NC, please let us know so we can help spread the word about that too!

    Parade and Party at the Polls

    Against the Proposed Family Discrimination Amendment

    Saturday, April 21st at 1pm

    Statewide call to peaceful parade and party in Wilmington, NC

    From Port City Java at 132 Racine Dr. to the Government Center

    Come from far and near to celebrate our dignity and vote against discrimination! It’s a statewide party at the polls hosted by Wilmington Pride, All Of Us North Carolina, Southerners On New Ground, New Hanover NAACP Local, Reel Equality, Democracy NC and our ally organizations. Gather all your friends who live in New Hanover County and help us march our people to the polls for one-stop early voting on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 1:00pm. We’re voting together against the proposed family discrimination amendment. If you’re coming from outside the county, we need your cheering voices to encourage the local voters (don’t forget to get together with your friends and vote in your own county, too)!


    Let’s march together and vote together in the name of love and families. Voting is a collective act. If we organize, we’ll make history as the first Southern state to refuse to legislate this kind of discrimination into our constitution. 

    ***MARCH PLAN***
    4/21/12 at 1pm sharp: Meet at Port City Java, Smith Creek Station, 132 Racine Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403 near Home Depot & Gold’s Gym.
    We will be marching at 1:11pm on the first Saturday of One-Stop Early Voting. Early voting gives people a chance to register to vote or change and address and VOTE on the same day. So if you’re not registered to vote yet, please come as well. If this is your first time voting, please come. If you’re a voting pro, please come. If you are not eligible to vote please still march with us. This march is approximately 1/4 mile long. We’re going to have a good time marching to the polls with a party in-line while we march to the Government Center. 

    Bring signs, buttons, flags, and wear your favorite justice & equality-themed t-shirt. (Suggestions: Vote Against, Race to the Ballot, HRC, Equality NC, Trevor Project, UNCW Pride, Protect All NC Families, Dream a North Carolina with Dignity for All, Southerners On New Ground, All Of Us NC, or a bright carolina blue shirt). If you are disabled and can’t walk please meet us at the Government Center off Government Center Road shortly after 1:00.

    ***VOTING***
    *Everyone who is a U.S. citizen, over 18 by General Election Day, and lives in New Hanover County is eligible to vote against Amendment One at this event. If you were convicted of a felony, you can register to vote after you’ve completed your sentence, including probation and parole. If you’re not sure about your voter status, check here: http://www.ncsbe.gov/

    ***and BEYOND Wilmington***
    Wherever you live in North Carolina, please go with friends to your county’s polling place during early voting. Take a quick picture of your group with your “I Voted” stickers and send it to allofusnc@gmail.com— we’ll spread it through grassroots media networks to encourage more North Carolinians to get to the polls. Love begets love.

    Let’s vote *against* the amendment and show the power of love and solidarity on Southern soil.

    P.S. If you are planning an early voting event anywhere in NC, please let us know so we can help spread the word about that too!

  6. 
Fayetteville Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop

Please come join us on  Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm in Fayetteville, NC at the Melchor-Quick Meeting House (669 Country Club Road) for a relational organizing workshop working against Amendment One.  Free and open to the public; come learn and get support on how to have hard, history-making conversations with others in your community!
On facebook:http://www.facebook.com/events/401703753175120/
Sponsored by All Of Us NC (http://allofusnc.tumblr.com/), Cumberland County Progressives (http://www.cumberlandcountyprogressives.com/), Occupy Fayetteville (http://sites.google.com/site/occupyfayetteville/), The Unitarian Universalist of Fayetteville, Diversity in Faith: A Christian Church for All People, and The Alliance (http://www.meetup.com/The-Alliance-NC/) The event is free and open to the public! Please invite friends and spread the word! Light refreshments will be served. The goals of this gathering will be to: 1) Educate folks about the proposed Family Discrimination Amendment (Amendment One) that will be on the NC ballot on May 8, 2012 2) Encourage & support folks in talking to people they know about the harms of the proposed amendment & help them move to action 3) Register participants to vote and train attendees to register others to vote 4) Foster an awareness of how oppressions are connected & the need for solidarity around issues/identities

    Fayetteville Rally Against Amendment One: Relational Organizing Workshop

    Please come join us on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm in Fayetteville, NC at the Melchor-Quick Meeting House (669 Country Club Road) for a relational organizing workshop working against Amendment One.  Free and open to the public; come learn and get support on how to have hard, history-making conversations with others in your community!

    On facebook:http://www.facebook.com/events/401703753175120/

    Sponsored by All Of Us NC (http://allofusnc.tumblr.com/), Cumberland County Progressives (http://www.cumberlandcountyprogressives.com/), Occupy Fayetteville (http://sites.google.com/site/occupyfayetteville/), The Unitarian Universalist of Fayetteville, Diversity in Faith: A Christian Church for All People, and The Alliance (http://www.meetup.com/The-Alliance-NC/)

    The event is free and open to the public! Please invite friends and spread the word!
    Light refreshments will be served.

    The goals of this gathering will be to:
    1) Educate folks about the proposed Family Discrimination Amendment (Amendment One) that will be on the NC ballot on May 8, 2012
    2) Encourage & support folks in talking to people they know about the harms of the proposed amendment & help them move to action
    3) Register participants to vote and train attendees to register others to vote
    4) Foster an awareness of how oppressions are connected & the need for solidarity around issues/identities

  7. Vote Against Amendment One
Workshop and Training to Get out the Vote and Defeat Amendment One
Monday, April 2nd from 6-8pm
Oak Multipurpose Room, UNC-Pembroke Campus 
Snacks and Voter Registration Available
For more info, contact Ashley Cole (aec011[at]bravemail.uncp.edu) or Patty Adams (mspatriciaadams[at]yahoo.com)  http://www.facebook.com/events/202625109846740/

    Vote Against Amendment One

    Workshop and Training to Get out the Vote and Defeat Amendment One

    Monday, April 2nd from 6-8pm

    Oak Multipurpose Room, UNC-Pembroke Campus 

    Snacks and Voter Registration Available

    For more info, contact Ashley Cole (aec011[at]bravemail.uncp.edu) or Patty Adams (mspatriciaadams[at]yahoo.com) 
    http://www.facebook.com/events/202625109846740/

  8. Come party to defeat the family discrimination amendment!

    Come party to defeat the family discrimination amendment!

  9. Come party to defeat the family discrimination amendment!

    Come party to defeat the family discrimination amendment!

  10. Power Up to Vote It Down! Free All of US NC/Just Us for All workshop 3/25 in Asheville to defeat Amendment One!

    Members of the Mountain Group in All of Us NC are teaming up with Just Us for All to give a workshop on using relational organizing to defeat the amendment  on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 3p.m. - 5p.m. at Fire Storm Cafe located on 48 Commerce and Coxe Ave Asheville, NC.

    This workshop will:

    (a) educate folks across NC about the Family Discrimination Amendment on the NC ballot on May 8, 2012

    (b) encourage and support folks in talking to people they know about the harms of the amendment and helping them move to action (relational organizing)

    (c) register participants to vote and train participants to register other folks in their area

    (d) foster an understanding of the interrelatedness of oppressions and the need for solidarity across issues and identities. We are building a North Carolina for ALL OF US!*

    Please forward this information on to all our people in the Asheville area, particularly rural folks in surrounding counties, people of color, working class and poor people. Please let me know at groverwehman@gmail.com if interpretation from English (into Spanish, ASL, or others) is needed. Childcare will be provided onsite.

    Thanks all!