Get trained to register voters!

Photo Credit:  Daily Texan Online

Photo Credit: Daily Texan Online

We need every voice, and every vote, to be heard and counted!

There are two opportunities left this month to be trained by the League of Women Voters in how to register voters. Both trainings are in Altadena, at the Altadena Library.

Altadena is a voting kind of town. Many of our residents are registered, and we have high voter turnout. After all, we here in Altadena have a reputation for being independent, vocal in our opinions, and ready to engage in some full-contact democracy at a moment's notice.

But not everybody is a registered voter. There are many reasons why people might not have current or active voter registrations - maybe they've moved recently, changed their name, just turned 18, or a host of other reasons. Sometimes people are dropped from voter rolls incorrectly.

It's absolutely critical that we get as many of our friends and neighbors as possible registered to vote, and then encourage them TO vote this November, whether by mail or in person. One of the best ways to do that is to get trained on how to register voters. This is a non-partisan process, so no matter what your politics, it's something we can all agree really matters.

There are two opportunities left this month to be trained by the League of Women Voters in how to register voters. Both trainings are in Altadena, at the Altadena Library.

This Saturday, August 11, training takes place at the Main Library, 600 E Mariposa, in the Community Room, from 1-2 p.m.

The last training will be on Tuesday, August 21, at the Bob Lucas Branch, 2659 Lincoln Avenue, from 6-7 p.m.

Reservations are requested so that the LWV-PA trainer, Martha Zavala, can e-mail your training materials. RSVP to mail@buildingabetteraltadena.organd be sure to include your first and last name, and which training you'd like to attend.

Katie E. Clark