Time to Get Engaged and Meet the Candidates

In our July issue, I wrote an article that detailed the efforts of two initiatives that had launched around the top of the year. One is Engage Charlotte, which is backed by the Charlotte Chamber. And the other is the Knight Creative Community Initiative that is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Both efforts are working to make Charlotte more attractive to young professionals, which organizers believe is critical to the growth and success of this city. Wednesday, you get to see one of these groups in action. 


Engage Charlotte is hosting Voice Your Vote to allow you to meet and question candidates of the upcoming local election.

You have to applaud Engage Charlotte for living up to its name and, well, engaging Charlotte. They’re making it easy for you, people. There are some important issues on this ballot (transit tax, school bonds, etc.), so if you want to see where these candidates stand here’s your chance. The event is free but they ask that you register . There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

Event info from Engage Charlotte:
Voice Your Vote is a political forum founded, moderated and led by Charlotte’s young professionals and hosted by Engage Charlotte. Voice Your Vote will include at-large City Council candidates, at-large Board of Education candidates and Mayoral candidates.  Come network with young professionals while learning about voter registration and the various campaigns beginning at 5:30 p.m. Opening remarks at 6:15 p.m. with the forum beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Voice Your Vote
Wednesday, October 10
5:30-9:30 p.m.
The Mint Museum of Art
2730 Randolph Road

You can learn more about Engage Charlotte and the event by visiting www.engagecharlotte.org.

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