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    Dear Friends,

    Thank you for your kind messages. I know that resigning from the Senate to start a Voter ID Project was the right direction when the response from people offering to help was overwhelming – over 600 emails, calls, and letters from all over the state, and even country, asking what they can do. From people who have project management and data base experience to people who say I’m unable to do much, but I will do anything I can. I am encouraged that we may be able to turn the legislature around.

    We are in the early stages of developing the project but the project model is to work through our various communities: churches, synagogues, and other organizations, even a homeowners’ association, and people can also work on their own or with friends. Participants will be asked to go into their own communities and neighborhoods and inquire of each member of the household if they have the proper photo ID and if not, give them the information and if possible, offer to help them. If people are not a member of a faith or other organization, we have lists of people who have contacted me to ask them to canvass their neighborhood. It's ambitious but, I believe, achievable goal but we can contact every household.

    This model is different from the standard election surveys where people go into neighborhoods they frequently do not know. A neighbor to neighbor or friend to friend approach means we engage people as members of their community. We are also open to any suggestions that will make the project work and inform every person to prepare them to vote. Please post your comments here with ideas for how to make this project a success. Together, we can make sure everyone in North Carolina has the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

    I am inspired by all the people who have contacted me, eager to change the direction of the legislature.


    The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

    by NCJim on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 10:01:04 AM PDT

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