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North Carolina Voter Registration Information

Peace Family,

New week, same focus.

This week at Origins of Peace, LLC, we are focusing our intentions on providing residents of North Carolina with information about Voter Registration. I’ve created a spreadsheet with a direct link to the Board of Elections Website in all 100 counties in NC. You can directly access the Board of Elections Website, print a Voter Registration Form and send it to your local office.

I pray you find it useful. I pray that those who are not registered will register and vote!

NC Board of Elections all Counties.xlsx

Last week I mentioned the 8cantwait initiative. The purpose of this movement is to require your local government to reform policing strategies by:

  • banning chokeholds and strangleholds
  • requiring de-escalation
  • requiring a warning before shooting
  • exhausting all alternatives before shooting
  • having a duty to intervene
  • banning shooting at moving vehicles
  • requiring comprehensive reporting

I’ve emailed my mayor to demand change. I’m asking you to do the same. Visit www.8cantwait.org for more information

Have a great week.

 

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The Definition of A Peacemaker

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The role of a Peacemaker isn’t easily defined. We can be Advocates, Protestors, Lobbyists, Clergymen, Defenders or a collaboration of all these things. The gifts and talents that we each possess should be used as our contribution to help move society forward.

A Peacemaker is not a person who is passive and unable to take a position. We are people with a deep desire to uncover injustice, create solutions and take action for a better outcome for individuals, communities and organizations.

So what gift or talent do you have that can create change in these tumultuous times?

What are your areas of influence?

Can you organize a peaceful protest, provide training to those in need, develop a youth program, create a men’s ministry or start a women’s empowerment group?

Romans 12:18 Says, “if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at people with everyone.

We all have a duty to live our lives in constant creation of solutions to the problems faced in today’s society.

For the next 9 days, I am running a campaign entitled “Positioned for Peace.” I will post about the various characteristics required to be an influential Peacemaker and how those traits can help bridge the gap in today’s society.

Peace In Action,

Melissa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jazz Anyone?

If you’re a fan of Jazz that has a Big Band feel, you don’t want to miss this series. Concerts are held in the attic of Little Rock AME Zion Cultural Center. The atmosphere is smooth and relaxing! It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Oh did I mention admission is only $5! It’s the perfect way to start your week off on a peaceful note.

Straight-Ahead Jazz Series 4th Sundays – April thru October

Every 4th Sunday from April to October ‘A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas’ presents Straight-Ahead Jazz workshops and concerts from 4PM to 6PM at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Cultural Center located at 401 N. McDowell St. in Uptown Charlotte.

We celebrate Jazz – our “GIFT” to America – by presenting an audience participation jazz workshop featuring a jazz clinician from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. where we explain the basics of playing the ‘Blues’ and ‘Rhythm changes’.

Then from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. we play songs an array of songs in the Straight-Ahead Jazz Series genre. The First Set features the ‘A Sign Of The Times’ Core group and the  Second Set features local musicians in an open jam session. Light Hors d’oeuvres provided.

The workshop is a FREE event and the Jazz concert is $5 to attend.

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