ACTION! Tuesday, August 18th. FINAL VOTE FOR EARLY VOTING AT MLK CENTER
Our friends in the League of Women Voters are put out this call to action:
Tuesday, August 18th, both the parish and city councils will vote on FINAL ADOPTION OF CO-069-2020 and PO-035-2020. The agreement will establish an early voting site at the Martin Luther King Center off of W. Willow St. in Lafayette. This is a compromise proposal negotiated by City Councilman Lewis to ensure a fully accessible early voting site for Lafayette Parish. If this passes both councils, Lafayette Parish will have 3 early voting locations available in October for early voting!
Call and write your councilman! (map of council districts)
Urge them to vote YES on this item! Tell them you support parish and city efforts to expand access to voting for people with disabilities, people with limited transportation, people who don't have flexible schedules and people who need adequate, safe spaces to cast early votes. The COVID-19 pandemic demands that we be extra diligent with early voting access. It is our local government's responsibility to ensure that elections are safe and fair and fully accessible for ALL of Lafayette Parish.
Even better, participate in the meeting on Tuesday!(Method #1) You can phone the council office and have your name placed on a list of citizens in favor of Parish council agenda item ORDINANCES for FINAL ADOPTION 7. PO-035-2020. and in favor of City council agenda item ORDINANCE FOR FINAL ADOPTION 14. CO-069-2020. You must call on Tuesday, August 3rd, between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The phone number to call is 337-291-8428.
(Method #2) You can appear in person, fill out a blue card announcing your intent to speak on Parish council agenda item ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION 7. PO-035-2020 (early voting site at MLK Center) and City council item ORDINANCE FOR FINAL ADOPTION 14. CO-069-2020 give it to the city council clerk.
(Method #3) You can appear in person, fill out a blue card indicating your support to Parish council agenda item ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION 7. PO-035-2020 (early voting site at MLK Center) and to council agenda item ORDINANCE FOR FINAL ADOPTION 14. CO-069-2020 but you do not wish to speak and give it to the city council clerk.
(Method #4) You can phone the council office and have your name and phone number placed of a list of citizens to receive a call during the meeting. You must call on Tuesday, August 18th between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The phone number to call is 337-291-8428. Advise the council clerk you wish to speak on Parish council agenda item ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION 7. PO-035-2020 and/or the City council agenda item ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION 14. CO-069-2020. The clerk will take your information and call you during the meeting and allow you to speak to the council members for a maximum of five minutes. Please advise the council in your own words that you support the ordinance and want a 3rd site, (no money for a southside site until a central adequate site is also put in place). This call will be live and everyone in the meeting will be able to hear you.
District 1: Bryan Tabor, ph. 291.8801, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2: Kevin Naquin, ph. 291.8802, email: email@example.com
District 3: Josh Carlson, ph. 291.8803, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4: John Guilbeau, ph. 291.8804, email: email@example.com
District 5: AB Rubin, ph. 291.8805, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City CouncilDistrict 1: Pat Lewis, ph. 291.5101, email: email@example.com