NewsCUCC Votes Together: October 23 after worship Ride the bus or carpool.

October 23, taking the next bus after the congregational conversation

CUCC is voting for the climate (and for bail bond reform and so much more). Justice in a Changing Climate invites you to celebrate voting by joining others from CUCC who are riding together to vote early. Practice your bus riding or carpooling skills and then treat yourself to ice cream after you vote! Children are welcome to ride with a parent and enjoy the optional ice cream celebration.

Community United Church of Christ is a 501c3 organization and does not endorse candidates. We encourage you to vote your faith, but only you can decide which candidates to support.

Here’s the plan.

Pack a brown bag lunch to eat in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall during the congregational conversation.

Bus riders – We recommend riding the bus to those able to walk about 15 minutes and to take short flights of steps.

We plan to take the next available bus after the meeting ends, probably the 1:21.  At 1:10 we’ll walk across the street to the bus shelter for the inbound route 4 bus. Currently all GoRaleigh buses are free for everyone. We get off the bus 3 minutes later at Gardner Street and walk about a half mile (15 minutes) to the early voting location at the Talley Student Center. See the route here

Carpoolers – We recommend carpooling to those for whom walks and steps are a challenge.

Drive to the Coliseum Parking Deck at NCSU; visitor parking should be free. Walk 1/3 mile (10 minutes) to the Talley Student Center to the early voting location. Driving directions    Where to park 

Voting begins at 1:00 pm. We’ll get in line when we arrive.

Howling Cow Ice Cream – After we vote, let’s cross the building to the Talley Market to celebrate with NCSU’s own famous ice cream. A single scoop costs $4; remember to bring your credit card or cash!

Returning to CUCC – Carpoolers can return to CUCC when ready. Bus riders walk about 15 minutes to catch the bus on Hillsborough Street (stop is on the other side of the street at Brooks Avenue, buses run at 2:11, 2:41, 3:11 etc.) for the 5 minute ride back to CUCC. Pull the bus stop cord at Mayview; the bus will stop at O’Berry, one block south of CUCC.

Find basic voter information (including how to see your sample ballot and check your registration) here.

Find the answers from candidates on bail bond reform here

CUCC’s Do Justice Ministry is a founding partner of the NC Interfaith Committee for Cash Bail Reform which conducted this survey.