Tomorrow is the final opportunity you have to vote in this year's primary election! Per the The NC Board of Elections:
"Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m: Any voter in line at their assigned polling place at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote. The busiest times tend to be early in the morning and just before the polls close. Avoid longer lines by voting at off-peak times."
We have worked incredibly hard this election cycle; perhaps harder than any primary election in our organization's 10 year history. Why? Because of what it means for families and the innocence of children. As CNN noted in a piece about our work over the weekend:
"Earlier this year, the North Carolina Values Coalition, a Christian non-profit, sponsored two school board 'boot camps' attended by more than 80 local candidates. The events were aimed at training school board candidates on how to run a campaign as well as how to 'combat harmful curriculum content,' citing gender theory; critical race theory; social emotional learning; and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in public schools, according to the group's website."
Hosting these types of events is incredibly time and resource intensive, and for an organization of our size that event alone would make a worthy contribution to helping our North Carolina neighbors vote their values this election.
However, we have done much, much more.
In addition to training over 80 local School Board candidates, we have sponsored the launch of the iVoterGuide; released our first election poll; produced a scorecard grading NC legislators according to their votes on values legislation; created a Voter Toolkit and made select endorsements in important races across the state; equipped hundreds of parents with the #MamaBearManual and #MamaBearWorkshops designed to train them to combat harmful curriculum in classrooms; and more.
On top of all of this hard work, we have also fielded dozens of reporter interviews on a number of today's most important pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious liberty stories. I even found time to publish this pro-life op-ed over the weekend in the News & Observer on our hope in a post-Roe world.
In short, we've been very busy doing our best to be good neighbors by equipping you to vote your values. If you appreciate our hard work, would you honor our labor by taking some time out of your day to vote tomorrow?
Finally, if you are especially grateful, would you consider making a one-time or monthly donation of $25, $50, $100, or more towards covering the costs of our election efforts?