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Act Now to Protect the Right to Vote

Reeb Project for Voting Rights
Revs. Hardies and Rion Starr march in Charlotte NC on a Moral Monday

Reeb Project for Voting Rights

Dear All Souls,

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court dealt another blow to voting rights in North Carolina, reversing a ruling of the Fourth Circuit Court that enjoined portions of North Carolina’s voter suppression law, calling them “textbook examples” of Voting Rights Act violations.

As a congregation, we’ve said that if our courts and political leaders won’t act to protect voting rights, then—in the name of our martyred former minister James Reeb—we will. I'm asking you to act now to protect the right to vote.

This Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, the Reeb Project is hosting a Get Out the Vote Weekend of Action – where we will call voters in Charlotte, North Carolina to encourage them to vote during the Early Vote period that starts this week. The architects of North Carolina’s voter suppression law made early voting harder – and Reeb Project volunteers are going to fight back. We are going to make it easier to vote early – providing information and access to transportation and contacting voters during the hours early voting locations are open.

If you do one thing with the Reeb Project this fall, please join me by signing up for a three-hour shift this weekend to help Get Out the Early Vote.

Shifts are Saturday Oct 25 from 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, or Sunday October 26 from 1:00 to 4:00. To join me in this effort, please register at Eventbrite.

Friends, Election Day is less than two weeks from today. Time is running out. Let's act now to protect the right to vote.

Rev. Rob

Contact or go to the Reeb Project page to learn how to be involved.

The Conversation

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All Souls Church Unitarian proudly presents The Conversation: Stories of Hope, Heart and Wholeness, featuring classical soprano, Marlissa Hudson, and jazz vocalist, Rochelle Rice, joined by guest musicians: folk/rock/bluegrass/classical string quartet, Invoke, as well as jazz pianist Allyn Johnson, drummer Ele Rubenstein and bassist Eliot Seppa. The singers will share a chronicle of their lives alongside musical selections ranging from classical art song to opera to spirituals to jazz and original compositions that exemplify those stories. Through unique arrangements and adventurous artistry, The Conversation hopes to celebrate the beauty of a variety of musical genres, and the unusual places they intersect. Sat., Nov. 22, 7:00 pm, in the All Souls Church sanctuary. Tickets are $10-$20; click on the image to buy tickets online.

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Third Century Challenge Construction Updates

Construction at All Souls
New sconces on the terrace
Pierce Hall coffee machine

Watch a slideshow of the renovation project's progress.

This week (October 13-17)

  • Most of the plastering and dry wall installation and repairs have been completed in the renovated spaces.
  • Tiling, fixtures and walls are being installed in the new bathrooms.
  • Sensors/timers for all new interior lighting have been installed.
  • It is expected that Pepco will switch the building over to the new power panels. This will require that power be turned off in the building from Tuesday, October 14th through Thursday, October 16th and the church office will be closed all of this week.
  • Once the power has been switched to the new panels, testing of the elevator can begin.

Over the next two weeks

  • Cement will continue to be poured for the front (16th Street) ramp.
  • Painting work will begin in the renovated areas.
  • Analog lines will be installed for fire alarms, security hardware, and areas of refuge within the building. An area of refuge is designed to hold occupants during a fire or other emergency when evacuation may not be safe or possible.

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