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Running against discrimination

The good folks at Equality NC and the Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families will be taking an unusual approach toward voter registration and mobilization against the marriage discrimination amendment in the coming weeks. They’ve announced an effort called “Race to the Ballot” in which Communications Director Jen Jones will, literally, be running across North Carolina to highlight the cause. Events have already been scheduled all around the state, starting January 27.

For more information, click here and here.

Here is Jones’ remarkably ambitious schedule:

Friday, January 27, 2012
Cullowhee, N.C. | Western Carolina University (college kick-off)

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Asheville, N.C.

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Asheville, N.C. | RACE TO THE BALLOT Race launch event.

Monday-Tuesday, January 30-31, 2012
RACING the Blue Ridge Parkway Through Mitchell County | Bakersville, N.C.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Arrive in Boone, N.C.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Boone, N.C.

Friday, February 3, 2012
Taylorsville, N.C.

Saturday-Sunday, February 4 & 5, 2012
Hickory, N.C.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Shelby/Boiling Springs, N.C.

Thursday-Friday, February 9, 2012
Davidson, N.C.

Friday, February 10, 2012
Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday February 11, 2012
HKonJ March in Raleigh & Back to Charlotte

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Charlotte to Salisbury, N.C.

Monday, February 13, 2012
Winston-Salem, N.C.

Tuesday February 14, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. | Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Burlington, N.C.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Friday, February 17, 2012
Durham, N.C.

Saturday-Sunday, February 18, 2012
Raleigh, N.C.

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Oxford to Drewry, N.C.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Rocky Mount, N.C.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Run to Greenville, N.C.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Arrive in Greenville, N.C.

Friday, February 24, 2012
Greenville to Fayetteville, N.C.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Arrive in Fayetteville, N.C.

Monday, February 27, 2012
Arrive in Pinehurst, N.C.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012-Thursday, March 1, 2012
Travel to Wilmington, N.C.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Arrive in Wilmington, N.C. | RACE FINALE

3 Comments


  1. James

    January 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Sure hope they clarify the messaging. “Race to the ballot” is missed opportunity to say what needs saying most:

    Is it too late to shift to “Running Against Marriage Discrimination” ?

    That said … kudos to Jen for taking this on. It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, so my apologies for offering too little too late.

  2. Rob Schofield

    January 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I hear ya’ James. But, as you acknowledge, this stuff is hard and group decisions are tough. I’m gonna’ try stay and positive and figure there will be plenty of opportunities for all of us to put the appropriate spin on this absurd amendment.

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