Join the Votercade on Tuesday, September 22
Join YWCA and Cortland League of Women Voters for a VOTERCADE on Sept 22, National Voter Registration Day to make sure that community and campus members are all registered to vote.
Where: YWCA Parking lot
When: Tuesday, September 22 at 10AM to decorate your motor vehicle with banners, signs, & streamers to encourage everyone to register and vote. Magic markers, poster board and tape will be at YW or bring your own.
Themes: Could be:
- Suffragists celebration of 100th anniversary of 19th amendment –dress in vintage white, fancy hat – we have gold, purple and white chest banners;
- Patriotic with Uncle Sam & flags;
- About being The Votingest City* in the state;
- Should stress voting dates, how to find your voting location and how to register & register online.
What: At 11 AM join 10-15 cars in a motorcade about town and campus.
THIS IS A NON- PARTISAN EVENT – NO CANDIDATE NAMES & NO ISSUES—JUST REGISTER AND VOTE.
*VOTINGEST CITY SOME FRIENDLY COMPETITION
This effort is a unique opportunity to increase voter participation in the Presidential election, have some fun, and participate in a light-hearted, joyful competition among other counties and cities to see which have the highest percentage of eligible voters turn out to vote, and which have made the biggest improvement in voter turn out since the 2016 Presidential election.
The Votingest City, county and campus idea emanated from a challenge issued to the city of Cortland in January by the city of Ithaca via Jeff Furman, Ben and Jerry’s longtime lawyer who lives in Ithaca. Both the county and city issued proclamations to take up that challenge. SUNY Cortland got on board with that challenge to beat their 2016 student voting rate as well.
RSVP to let us know that you and your motor vehicle (Spiffy sports car, van, truck, vintage car or big finned Cadillac or plain old car) will be there. Andrea Rankin 607 753-8510