ONE Wake Fall 2022 Events

Three Wake County Commissioners, the county manager, and additional county staff joined ONE Wake leaders for two hours on August 28 to hear directly from homeowners about their experience with skyrocketing housing costs, and to discuss possible solutions to prevent displacement.

ONE Wake, the community organizing coalition of 50 religious and civic organizations to which UUFR belongs, is promoting an agenda that emphasizes affordable housing, living wage jobs, and equitable educational opportunities for all.

ONE Wake has several important events planned for Fall 2002 to get commitments from political candidates to support its agenda and to increase increase voter turnout.

  • Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Raleigh. Join 500+ ONE Wake members in a public meeting with Raleigh City Council candidates to garner commitments to support ONE Wake’s agenda. Sign up here.
  • Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m. in Durham. Join a statewide coalition of ONE Wake’s sister organizations in a public meeting with U.S. Senate Candidates. Sign up here. Are you interested in carpooling to this event from the UUFR parking lot? Indicate your interest here.
  • September – October: Join other ONE Wake members to encourage infrequent voters to vote in this fall’s elections. Sign up here.

More Details About Each of These

October 6 Raleigh City Council Candidate Assembly

Date: Thursday October 6, 2022
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Location: St. Ambrose Episcopal Church [813 Darby St, Raleigh, NC 27610]

ONE Wake’s goal is to deliver over 500 members to a public meeting with candidates for Raleigh City Council. We will ask candidates to publicly commit to support our solutions to address the housing crisis in our communities, including our plan for a new homeowners assistance fund. 

UUFR has committed to bring over 40 attendees – we need you!!
Bring some family members or friends. We don’t have the $$ that rich developers have, our power comes from our large # of organized voters!

Please register today on ONE Wake’s website, that is the best way to stay up to date as the event approaches.

October 16, U.S. Senate Candidate Assembly

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [810 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701]

We need more volunteers to join hundreds of delegates from the NC IAF networks (ONE Wake, Durham CAN, Justice United, Forsyth Multiracial project, and NC Congress of Latino Organizations) to meet with candidates for U.S. Senate based on a common agenda for change. This is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective power and highlight our nonpartisan statewide get out the vote efforts! 

There are 200+ institutions represented by our statewide collective – and we all experience issues that can only be solved at the federal level. The upcoming US Senate election will be very competitive, and provides excellent opportunity for grassroots leaders to win commitments from candidates seeking election. This public action will be an opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves and tell our delegates where they stand on our priorities.

Our power is in our large # of organized voters. The NC IAF goal is to bring 1,000+ delegates to this assembly! Bring your family, bring friends. And let us know if you’d be interested to join a carpool from UUFR!

Learn more and register today on ONE Wake’s website.

September 6 – October 15: Relational Sep 6 – Oct 15: Relational GOTV Canvassing

This fall ONE Wake will engage 3,800 infrequent voters in low voting precincts across Wake County that have been most impacted by increases in housing cost. Our goal is to increase voter turnout in these precincts by at least 5%.

Can you contribute 7 hours (1 hour virtual training and then two 3-hour canvasses) across the next 1.5 months to help get infrequent voters to the polls? We need more volunteers! 

You’ll get training, a script, a list of houses, and then be paired up with another volunteer to canvass together for a few hours. The goal is to build real, reciprocal relationships with our Wake County neighbors, and to invite infrequent voters to consider changing their minds regarding participation in mid-terms and local races.

Signup with a friend, family member, or on your own and make a new friend when paired with another volunteer! This a great teen volunteer activity too!

Learn more about this Relational Canvassing strategy here.

See the variety of weekday and weekend canvassing dates available (signup for a virtual training and then 2 canvass dates).

Read UUFR’s Sandy Pearce’s experience canvassing with ONE Wake last fall.