I took some first time voters to the polls today

One of our intiatives during early voting is called "Souls to the Polls" where we get houses of faith and other faith based orgs to get their people out to vote on the Sunday during the early voting period. I volunteered to ferry people from one of our transitional housing projects to the nearest early voting sites.

These are people who are trying to get off the streets and just need some help. Most are chemical dependent but they have to be clean to stay in the housing. We had a voter registration drive at these projects last month and now we were getting them to vote. I took several people to vote for the first time today. You could see the pride in their faces when they walked out with their early voting stickers on. It brought tears to my eyes.

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over 4000 voted yesterday

We had over 4000 people vote yesterday here in Mecklenburg.

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama

Beautiful story, TMD.

I hope initiatives like yours around the country will help thousands of people find out, that no matter what they're told by the whack-jobs running for national office in the Republicans, that they, too, are real Americans.

Voting is empowering. I haven't seen anyone come out of the polling place without a smile on their face. It feels good to vote. It feels good, for those few moments, to be truly equal to everyone else in the country.

Voting for Obama

One of the guys, a 60+ year old African American got back in the van and his quote was "I can die happy, I voted for the black man who is going to be President"

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama