Montevallo’s municipal election is Tuesday August 25 from 7AM-7PM at the Boys and Girls Club building. As a reminder, these local elections are won and lost by 100 (or fewer for city council) votes sometimes, so please, please remember to vote on Tuesday! Also, make a commitment to remind your friends and family to go as well. If you have an absentee ballot, it must be delivered to city hall by 12 noon on Tuesday (if you haven’t already mailed it).
Our monthly meeting will be held via Zoom this Thursday, August 27, and we will be discussing voter registration drives and GOTV activities for the 2020 election. If you have received an email with login information, please contact Andrea Eckelman.
Also, a memorial service commemorating the 131st anniversary of the 1889 lynching will be held Saturday, August 29, at the corner of Main and Shelby streets, the site of the recently installed EJI marker. The brief service will begin at 8:30 AM. In order to maintain social distancing, all wishing to attend should email Kathy King (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not park in the lot immediately adjacent to the marker either, so that it can be used for those in attendance.
Thank you so much to all of you that were able to log on and listen to our city council candidates speak last week. And, a big thanks to each of our candidates for taking the time to speak with us! As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote in our municipal elections is August 10 – take a few minutes to confirm your registration and check with your family and friends that they are registered. The election will be held August 25, and turnout will be key!
Joyce Jones’ mayoral campaign will need some help addressing postcards and hanging door signs in the coming weeks. If you are interested in helping, please email us so that we can get your name on the list!
Here is additional information for the candidates who spoke to us last week:
District 1 – Tonya Mayton
District 3 – Kenny Dukes
District 4 – Jason Peterson
District 5 – Arthur Herbert
Email – Arthur@HerbertForCouncil.com
We were not able to get either candidate from District 2 to speak with us, but please contact us if you have information on these candidates that we can pass along.
Mark your calendars for our next meeting August 27th, and we’ll send more information soon.
Keep up the good fight!
We hope you can join us Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting. This month, we have three candidates for city council who will be introducing themselves to us and talking to us about why they are running and their vision for Montevallo.
We will be meeting via Zoom. If you have not received login information, please contact Andrea Eckelman.
See you soon!
Thank you so much for logging in to listen to Joyce Jones talk about her vision for Montevallo and her campaign.
For those of you who were unable to attend, you can download Joyce’s campaign resume, and you can also visit Joyce’s website for more information, including links to donate, if you are able.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 18, when Joyce’s campaign will be hosting a voter registration rally around the city. We will put out another call for volunteers, but please email us if you are interested in working a shift.
As a reminder, our local elections will be held August 25, and the deadline for voter registration is August 10 (you can double check your voter registration here). Please talk to your family and friends to remind them of these dates – local elections are all about turnout, and your candidates need you!
City of Montevallo: The Planning and Zoning Committee needs your feedback on the city’s comprehensive plan (found here). You can submit your comments to Herman Lehman, or reply here and we will get your comments to the right place.
Alabama Arise Town Hall Tuesdays: Alabama Arise is hosting several town halls throughout the summer on various topics including criminal justice reform, Medicaid expansion and voting rights. Watch our social media for more information, and we have also added all of the dates, topics and registration info to our calendar which can be found on our website.
Lynching Marker/Community Remembrance Project: The marker is now installed on Main Street, at the corner of Shelby and Main St. If you haven’t had a chance to visit it yet, please do.
We will host a virtual meeting July 23 at 6:30PM. More information to follow!
Stay safe and healthy!
MPA Steering Committee