Meet Our Charlotte Team: Brandy

Where are you from, Brandy?Brandy
A combination of North Carolina and Washington D.C.

Have you done canvassing before?
Yes!

Why do you think voting is important?
It is the way to let your voice be heard.

Why aren’t people, especially from the Rising American Electorate (RAE), not registered to vote and/or voting?
They think their vote doesn’t count. This is usually because they identify with demographics that are often marginalized.

What can we do to get all voices here in North Carolina?
Register all eligible NC residents to vote and help them understand the importance

What is the best statement you’ve heard while¬† out canvassing?
“Keep it up! You’re doing great work.”

Meet Our Charlotte Team: Demarcus

Where are you from, Demarcus?Demarcus
Right here in Charlotte, NC

Have you done canvassing before?
Yes

Why do you think voting is important?
Because it gives us a voice in our society

Why aren’t people, especially from the Rising American Electorate (RAE), not registered to vote and/or voting?
Most people think politicians don’t tell the truth.

What can we do to get all voices here in North Carolina?
Educate our citizens!

What is the best statement you’ve heard while¬† out canvassing?
“Voting does not matter.”

Meet our Charlotte canvassers: Erin

Where are you from, Erin?Erin
From the other side of the country: California

Have you done canvassing before?
No

Why do you think voting is important?
It’s important for your voice to be heard and to be accounted for as a citizen of the United States.

What can we do to get all voices heard in North Carolina?
I think we need to emphasize ways for individual citizens to speak about their own truths and concerns, perhaps through television ads, similar to what politicians do in their own commercials against their opponents.

What is the best statement you’ve heard while out canvassing?
“I love what you guys are doing.”
“I wish more people were educated about voting…keep up the great work!”

Meet our Charlotte canvassing team: Shaun

Where are you from, Shaun?Shaun
I was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but I grew up in both Charlotte and Miami, FL.

Have you done canvassing before?
No, I have not.

Why do you think voting is important?
Voting is important because many people died attempting to vote. By voting, we become a part of democracy and honor those who have sacrificed so much.

Why can we do to get all voices heard in North Carolina?
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) is the most efficient and fastest way to reach every voice in the state of North Carolina.

What is the best statement you’ve heard while out canvassing?
“I am really grateful you are doing this!” – said by someone who initially rejected my advances. Also, “I can vote again, woo-hoo!” after telling a convicted felon his rights had been restored.

Meet our Charlotte canvassers: Harold

Where are you from, Harold?Harold
Boca Raton, Florida

Have you done canvassing before?
No, this is my first time.

Why do you think voting is important?
Voting gives us a voice and allows us to make it heard.

What can we do to get all voices heard in North Carolina?
We need to educate people about the benefits of voting

What is the best statement you’ve heard while out canvassing?
“Keep up the good work.”

Meet our Charlotte canvassing team: Benneilla

Where are you from, Benneilla?Willis.Benneilla
I’m originally from Jamaica.

Have you done canvassing before?
Yes

Why do you think voting is important?
Voting is important so voices can be heard.

What can we do to get all voices heard in North Carolina?
We can work to educate more people individually as well as collectively.

What is the best statement you’ve heard while out canvassing?
“Thanks for doing a great job of making sure people are aware of the politics in the environment and making it possible for people to get our and vote.”