Tali “Avital” Robbins ’15 wants YOU to come out to the Hartford Community Voter Walk. The event is co-hosted by the Connecticut Center for a New Economy and UNITE HERE!, which does groundbreaking work representing food service workers at universities, corporate campuses, hotels, casinos, etc. across the country, turning traditionally low-wage positions into sustainable jobs that pay a living wage with real benefits. They also emphasize the importance of forming long-term partnerships with other community organizations that do the same kind of economic justice and political engagement work that they do. Event info:
We aim to engage with Hartford residents, many of whom have never been part of the political process, in a voter empowerment campaign. We will begin with a training session on voter engagement canvassing, and learn about Hartford local political and economic history.
We will then split up and head to the North End – a predominately African American and Caribbean American neighborhood – and Frog Hollow – predominately Latino – and spend about two hours knocking on doors. Our conversations with Hartford residents will spread across a wide range of social and economic justice issues, from access to affordable healthcare, to a livable minimum wage, to the sustainability of the food we see in our schools.
With our neighbors in Hartford, we have the power to mobilize and come together around the issues that affect all of our communities. As students, workers, activists, parents, professors, and community leaders, we can re-build a progressive movement that can successfully create the change we need.
Lunch, transportation, and all training materials will be provided.
If arranging your own transportation, please meet at the Trinity College Office of Community Service, downstairs in Mather Hall, at 300 Summit Street, Hartford.
E-mail communityvoterproject[at]gmail[dot]com to sign up and with any questions.
We hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, April 28th
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Office of Community Service, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT
Cost: Free (+ lunch and civic engagement!)