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C. R. Heckaman, Molly Moon, Riely O’Conner, John Kennedy and members of Kennedy’s Kitchen, along the LWVSBA to support 2020 voter registration
South Bend, Indiana – Everybody Has A Story® (www.ehassb.com) announced today that it will team up with The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area (https://my.lwv.org/indiana/south-bend-area) to bring its 2020 Voter Registration message to the public.
“Music has an incredible power to bring people together,” explains Everybody Has A Story’s Executive Director Curt Heckaman. “Unfortunately, we have been unable to complete our Annual Benefit Show this year due to the Covid 19 crisis. Still, we feel that we would like to do something for the community and have crafted a series (3 to 5) of short live-streamed videos to urge folks to vote this year. To facilitate this campaign, we have decided to support The League of Women Voters, South Bend Association," Heckaman added.
"The idea of streaming a series of short videos is a good way to reach out to people with a carefully constructed and coherent message while avoiding the typical technical difficulties of live streaming several presenters from different locations during the course of the event, said Steve Sult, Marketing and Advertising Director.
Each of the videos will air via Facebook on consecutive nights throughout late September through October 2020 with broadcast days to be announced.
“The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy,” said Judy Bradford, Director of Administration for the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area.
“The League has two separate and distinct roles: voter services and issue advocacy. First, and most importantly, we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. We do this through our non-partisan voter registration drives, Citizen’s Guide to Representative Government, candidate debates, and Vote411.org online voter guide. This work is designed to allow voters to register to vote, contact elected officials, and compare candidates side-by-side as they discuss key issues in their own words. We provide the information citizens need to learn more about the candidates on their ballot, but we never rate the candidates and do not support or endorse any party or candidate,” explained Bradford.
“After studying issues carefully, we also develop League positions. We use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest. This advocacy work is separate from our work on voter services because we believe that every eligible voter should be empowered to vote in accordance with their own values and issue positions.”
For event updates, follow Everybody Has A Story on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and visit www.ehassb.com. Show attendees are encouraged to use the hashtags #1VoteRockstheBoat and #YourVOICEyourVOTE to join the conversation on social media around the event. Everybody Has A Story's mission is to identify and support not-for-profits that are making a difference in the Michiana community. Everybody Has A Story board members CR Heckaman, Steve Sult and Shari Coleman Herman host the annual benefit concert to raise funds for and raise awareness of organizations doing great work for our community.