This Week: Voter Registration in Middletown’s North End

Starting tomorrow afternoon, Wesleyan students will have the opportunity to spend three days registering voters in the North End, “Middletown’s last truly urban residential neighborhood” right across Washington Street. The effort will be a partnership between two local grassroots organizations, Middletown’s North End Action Team (NEAT) and Wesleyan’s chapter of the non-partisan student organization Democracy Matters. This event gives Wesleyan students the opportunity to become engaged as community partners to North End residents, as well as an opportunity to work with and get to know local Middletown High School students.

Interested students should meet up with the NEAT organizers who will operate tables in Usdan 3-5pm on the afternoons of Tuesday-Thursday, October 14-16. There you will be given voter registration materials, instructions, and walking directions to certain locations in the North End, which is only a few minutes off campus. We will be canvassing several bus stop locations in the North End alongside the members of the Teen Dreams Society, a group of Middletown High School students interested in community engagement.

Thanks to this event and the efforts of the Teen Dreams Society, North End residents will have the opportunity to participate in the most important election of our lifetimes. All Wes students looking to get engaged in the community are encouraged to attend, even if just for a few hours. Go individually or in groups!

What: Register North End Residents to Vote
Who: Wes Students, Democracy Matters, NEAT, Teen Dreams Society
Where: Get started in Usdan
When: Any time between 3pm-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday, this week

Please contact Saul Carlin of Democracy Matters with questions by e-mailing scarlin at wes.

10 thoughts on “This Week: Voter Registration in Middletown’s North End

  1. Anonymous

    From http://www.neatmiddletown.org/neighborhood.htmLargely due to residents’ objections to the continued urban renewal projects that were destroying sections of historic Main Street, the North End escaped those 1950s urban redevelopment projects-funded by Harry S. Truman’s Fair Deal plan, which supported urban renewal and social improvement projects nationwide -that eliminated the historic residential neighborhoods of Middletown’s South End in the interest of developing a downtown commercial district. Thus, the North End remains as Middletown’s last truly urban residential neighborhood. The most extensive housing redevelopment project currently underway in Middletown, on the North side of Ferry Street, seeks to preserve its identity as such.

  2. Anonymous

    From http://www.neatmiddletown.org/neighborhood.htm

    Largely due to residents’ objections to the continued urban renewal projects that were destroying sections of historic Main Street, the North End escaped those 1950s urban redevelopment projects-funded by Harry S. Truman’s Fair Deal plan, which supported urban renewal and social improvement projects nationwide -that eliminated the historic residential neighborhoods of Middletown’s South End in the interest of developing a downtown commercial district. Thus, the North End remains as Middletown’s last truly urban residential neighborhood. The most extensive housing redevelopment project currently underway in Middletown, on the North side of Ferry Street, seeks to preserve its identity as such.

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