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Election day turnout 5/8

At 7:15 AM there were 13 voters at Kings Mill and at 8:15AM at North Carrboro (CHHS) there were 32. I was happy to cast my vote for Sally Greene and the new Kings Mill poling place (St. Thomas More parish house.)

Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board Randee Haven O’Donnell et al on

It is great to see local representation on this important board. This is the press release.May 2, 2018

Today North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality will introduce members of the Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board during a ceremony in the agency’s Green Square Lobby.

The scope of the Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board is to assist the Department in achieving and maintaining the fair and equal treatment and meaningful involvement of North Carolinians regardless of where they live, their race, religion or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

“These Board members have been tasked with working directly with me and DEQ staff to help us elevate the voices of the underserved and underrepresented as we work to protect the public’s health and natural resources” said DEQ Secretary Michael Regan. “I am looking forward to working with each and every one of these distinguished board members to provide science based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians.”

immigrants and Chapel Hill

Yesterday I visited the Roots Restaurant on Franlin St and talked to  a sister of some of the guys who were recently detained by ICE. You can help them out by donating. https://www.gofundme.com/deportation-defense-fund And today I read a facebook post by Ruby about another situation. "Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz came to the U.S. from Honduras in 2002, fleeing extreme domestic violence – she was stabbed multiple times by a former partner, spending over a month in the hospital at age 19. She is the mother of four children, three of whom are U.S. citizens. Not only is Honduras one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but Rosa cannot return because her abuser has threatened her life.

register to vote

I am seeing strange posts on Facebook telling people to register to vote in late May. The deadline for regular registration is Apr. 13 for the May 8 primary. My understanding is 17 year olds who turn 18 before the Nov. 2018 election can vote in the May primary. I hope all the high schools encourage students to register to vote.

"Did you make a resolution about voting in the new year? Here are 8 reminders to ensure you can cast votes in the 2018 primary and general elections and beyond. Please take a few minutes now to ensure you’re ready to vote this year in North Carolina."

election polling

Second attempt. I just received a long 4th Congressional District polling call. They listed a number of positive and negatives about each candidate and asked your opinion. Did anyone else get polled? Also while in Ohio at my father in laws I got the same type of poll about Democratic candidates for Ohio Governor.

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