On Wednesday, September 26th, at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative, a back to school community gathering was held for the surrounding community.
Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative
The 2012 presidential election had a disappointing voter turnout with only 57.5 percent of Americans getting to the polls. While that is a majority of the nation, the percentage was the country’s lowest since the 2000 election. With the amount of emphasis placed on this year’s election and the implications that follow when the votes are all counted, getting to the polls is crucial.
In Sacramento, Building Healthy Communities as well as PRO Youth and Families are trying to shed light on that importance with an upcoming event on Sunday, September 25th. These two groups will be holding a Get Out The Vote event at the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative Center Auditorium to inform the community about not only the presidential election, but also state elections as well.
“The overall purpose for the Get Out To Vote event is to educate attendees on the importance of voting especially on local measures and to help them understand why their vote can really help build safer and healthier communities,” said PRO Youth and Families Youth Engagement Coordinator, Andrea Tafolla.
This event’s priority is to remind people that their vote matters and every vote counts, especially in area’s that are underrepresented. And the event is not just a boring info session, but instead includes spoken word performances and music. Plus, the group will be providing free dinner to all those in attendance.
The Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative is located at 4625 44th Street in Sacramento. If you or anybody you know is interested to learn more about this year’s election, have fun, or enjoy a free meal, make sure to register by Friday, September 23rd. Contact Keya Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. But make sure to do it quickly as space is limited.
“We hope that by providing a broad landscape of the different choices in front of them and talking about the implications of voting, the young people will be empowered and educated to make their voice heard in this election and beyond,” said Tere Flores from Sacramento ACT.
Get Out the Vote looks to be a fun, informative community based event to make sure that the Sacramento community makes their voice heard. Make your voice heard and have an impact on America’s future.
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This Wednesday, September 30th on LiveWire is a show as Shakespeare would say is “stuff dreams are made on”. The Folsom Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare Festival will be speaking about their event happening October 17th– 18th. Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative speaking about their model that unites non-profits together to support community members in one location. Film makers Katherine DaSilva and Greg Marker will be telling about their films feature in the A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival happening on Sunday, October 4th.
The Folsom Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare Festival are jousting through the studio to talk about their 23rd annual event. This family event takes you back in time to the Renaissance era, and is happening October 17th– 18th.
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Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative is a collaboration of several non-profits organization that provides members of the community a one-stop service. This diversified model creates multiple opportunities for people of all ages to seek; self- empowering support, educational opportunities, holistic wellness, youth mentoring, support for single and young fathers, legal issues and more.
A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival is an annual film festival brought to you by Access Sacramento. Local screen writer Katherine DaSilva will be in to talk about her film, “Focused.” Writer/ Director Greg Marker will be bringing in some of his cast to talk about his film, “A River Runs, Shoe It”. A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival takes place Sunday, October 4th.
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Join us and tune in to LiveWire! at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 30th on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online the same time it airs at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’. The encore presentation airs the following Thursday at 7:30 p.m. And don’t forget to like us at www.facebook.com/LiveWire.Sacramento