It’s called collaboration and a challenge: Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization (CEO) and PCC co-sponsored National Voter Registration Day at Pima College West Campus last Tuesday. Oh yeah, and a rock band, Sun Bones, helped a little!
All of PCC’s 6 campuses and 3 adult learning centers challenged over 30 Interfaith congregations to some friendly competition. Other partners included Mi Familia Vota, Expect More AZ and the League of Women Voters.
Pima County Interfaith volunteers registered an additional 40 students at the event to surpass our pledge of 500. In total 549 folks have either registered, signed up for the PEVL (permanent early voting list) or pledged to vote so far this fall. Although we’re still waiting to hear final results it looks like the PCC students won the day – the Northwest Campus alone had 346 registrations and pledges.
Interfaith New Leaders Andrew Stocker and Mike Peel co-chaired the event, and Ana Chavarin, Harpo Jaeger and Andrew performed a voting skit. About a dozen PCICEO leaders came to register voters: Cyndi Bolton, Art Ragland, Anna Binkiewicz, Judy Keagy, Rosalie Crowe, Clara Dupnik, Hope Beck Goldsmith, Bernie Frankiewicz and the staff of JobPath.
Remember, registration closes on Oct. 5th, vote by mail ballots will be mailed out on Oct. 8th, and the day of the election is Nov. 3rd. Support the 2015 Pima County Bond and vote YES on all 7! We’ve held over 20 Voting/Bond Academies so far and roughly another 15 are planned. Check the attached calendar and learn all about it or become an “endorser” at www.YESonpimacountybonds.com