INDIVISIBLE EVANSVILLE HOLDS VOTER REGISTRATION CANVASS

EVENT RELEASE

Event: Resistance Fair July 15, 2017
Who: Indivisible Evansville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00 pm
Where: Central Branch – Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Evansville, IN

INDIVISIBLE EVANSVILLE HOLDS VOTER REGISTRATION CANVASS
Aims to Increase Participation in Mid-Term Elections and Beyond

EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Fifty-one percent of people ages 18 to 35 are not registered to vote in
the United States. In Vanderburgh County, 20,000 voter registration records were cancelled in 2017 due
to inactivity. “These are worrisome statistics,” says Edith Hardcastle, president of Indivisible Evansville.
“Too many people are disengaged from the democratic process, and it is to their disadvantage.”
In order to increase participation in the 2018 mid-term elections and beyond, Indivisible
Evansville is holding a voter registration canvass on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 am. Volunteers will
meet at Zion United Church of Christ, and spend an hour training to register voters. Volunteers will then
go door-to- door for about two hours registering new voters and re-registering any voters who had
their registration cancelled by the state of Indiana.
“We are looking for volunteers to help with this important event. Our goal is to have
eighty people out registering voters,” says Edith Hardcastle. “Everyone is welcome. This is a
non-partisan issue. Our only goal is to increase voter turnout.” More information about
Indivisible Evansville and the voter registration canvass can be found at
www.indivisibleevansville.org.

Indivisible Evansville is one of 5,800 congressional advocacy groups that was formed to
counterbalance the extreme elements of the Trump Agenda. Its mission is to protect our
democratic values, institutions, and rights through locally-led, grassroots activism—without the
vitriol. Indivisible Evansville meets once a month at the Central Branch of the Evansville Vanderburgh
Public Library. More information, including how to join Indivisible Evansville, can be found at
www.indivisibleevansville.org.

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