UUFR Helps ONE Wake Get Out the Votes for Affordable Housing

ONE Wake’s March to the Polls in Cary

by Linda Miller, ONE Wake Ministry Team

It’s been a busy spring for ONE Wake as the organization hits its stride and UUFR members continue to support its efforts. I’ve seen a new Steering Team replace the original one, with Reverend James as a member. Affordable Housing is the current focus, building on previous work to identify needs and possible solutions.

At Sunday services during April, many of you saw the ONE Wake Affordable Housing signup table in the lobby. Thank you, all who participated and made the Candidate Rally and March to the Polls a success! 

I was at the Rally and estimated that ONE Wake had about 200 people at First Cary United Methodist Church. Most of the Cary Town Council candidates were there, as well as reporters from ABC11 and Spectrum. As always, ONE Wake had organized a clear agenda with good facilitators. And there were pre-printed signs for supporters to carry–lots of signs–announcing support for affordable housing. Not surprisingly, all the candidates stated their support for affordable housing. You can see candidate responses on ONE Wake’s website, including text provided by candidates who could not attend. Check out the video of the crowd marching to the Herbert Young voting location, on ONE Wake’s Facebook page. 

On April 23, several UUFR members canvassed in Cary’s district 04-03 near Cary Towne Center. They talked with residents to hear their views about affordable housing and the new Fenton Development, and urged residents to vote in Cary’s May municipal elections. 

Coming soon

ONE Wake will hold its final spring Assembly on June 2 at 7:30, to review progress this spring and to preview strategy for summer and fall. Registration for this Zoom event is already open. 

Do you want direct news from ONE Wake? You can sign up for their weekly newsletter and for targeted updates about the Education, Affordable Housing, and Jobs teams, via ONE Wake’s Get Involved tab. 

UUFR members joined a canvassing event in Cary