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.
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.
*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 email@example.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!