On Friday, January 4th, as part of our “Whose House? Our House!” nationwide day of action, Indivisible AVL delivered a stack of 87 signed New Year’s Resolutions for Rep. Mark Meadows to his district office in Hendersonville, asking him to support H.R.1, the democracy reform legislation taking shape in the new House, especially the Voter Empowerment and Access parts of the bill:
- Creating fair map through independent redistricting commissions, without gerrymandering for either party.
- Restoring the Voting Rights Act.
- Encouraging automatic and same-day voter registration, and providing adequate early voting opportunities..
- Securing our election systems, such as, but not limited to, the use of voting machines.
Three members of Indivisible AVL met with Meadows staffer Jenny Maybim to deliver the resolutions and talk about our concerns. Although she was unable to answer questions about the Congressman’s stand on this or any legislation, she did take down our information and agree to pass along the resolutions and our demands that he support these critical pro-democracy reforms. She also told us how to make an appointment for a phone conference with the congressman’s senior legislative aide, which we plan to do in the near future.
All in all, not as much as we would have liked, but a productive visit.
While some of us met with the staffer inside, a small group of Hendersonville and Asheville activists rallied outside in the rain, with soggy “Whose House? Our House!” signs held high.
A good start to the coming year’s work in support of a true democracy!