Where are you from, 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.
From our friends at the NC Conservation Network:
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Where are you from, Mia?
Washington D.C. originally but I’ve been in Raleigh on and off for the last ten years
Have you canvassed before?
Not formally. When I was in D.C., my father worked on Capitol Hill, so I did spend time up there, volunteering and speaking on behalf of causes close to my heart (namely issues around early education and children).
Why should people vote?
If you don’t vote, you can’t complain, especially when it comes to social issues.
So, why do you think people – especially those of the Rising American Electorate – aren’t voting?
I think that people are losing hope and faith in our government leaders. Sadly, there seems to be more fighting amongst themselves than actual legislation passed benefiting the American people.