Are you registered?

Dana Kaufman and I spent a couple hours on the CCCC main campus this week registering community college students and employees to vote.

Not only did we get the opportunity to connect with some great folks in the CCCC community, but we also were able to meet some really interesting students and have thought-provoking discussions about politics – at both the local and national level.

One thing we decided at the end was that we need to do a town hall/candidates’ forum that will allow CCCC’s students to get answers to their questions and concerns in a face-to-face format. I’m hoping we can set this up for late September/early October. Doesn’t it sound like a great idea?

Anyway – for those who haven’t heard me talking about it, the NC Primary Election is coming up on May 6. I’m super excited about the role NC may play in the Democratic nomination – and how the nomination could change history by providing us with the first female or first black president.

Regardless of political affiliation, the Central Carolina Jaycees want to do our part to ensure every adult in Lee County has the opportunity to register to vote in the primaries. We’ll be in the Student Center on CCCC’s main campus from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and on the Jonesboro campus on Wednesday, April 9.

Feel free to stop by if you want to register! Remember, even if you aren’t politically active, it never hurts to register so that you have the opportunity to vote should you choose it. This is one of our duties as citizens of the USA! Plus, it’s free!

Oh, and if you’re not sure which party you should register with or which candidate best matches your beliefs, this quiz might help.

~Kelly

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