Every day is a combination of making the rounds of the Asheville early-voting locations and attending other organizing and civic events.
Yesterday, my day began at the Asheville Area Arts Council‘s “State of the Arts” brunch at The Orange Peel. It was a pleasure to be among so many people committed to supporting and promoting our city’s creative community. The photo shows us toasting the AAAC’s adoption of new branding: “Arts AVL.” I’m looking forward to seeing the relaunched website, with a directory of local creatives, and the inauguration of two shuttles that will connect Downtown and River Arts District—which will be great for residents and visitors alike! The rest of the day I spent at the early-voting four points of the compass: N AVL Library, W AVL Library, E AVL Library, and S Buncombe Library! Shout out to rockstar volunteers Rob Heskitt & Sophie Min Mullinax for their help today!
Over and over again, I’m impressed by the enthusiasm and diligence of both poll-greeters and voters—and reminded with every conversation how valuable it is to connect and find common ground. I’m humbled by the support I’ve received, and so grateful. In case you might not have noticed, Ashevilleans are pretty wonderful people!
[Pictured at left, marvelous poll-greeter Rob Heskitt and his fabulous sidekick Duke!]