Vote Equality Southern Tour
THANK YOU for an amazing tour leading up to the November 3rd election. As we await results from North Carolina we are already prepping / planning to head back down to Georgia for the runoff races scheduled for January 5th. The Notorious RVG (Ruthless Vote Getter) and crew are looking forward to heading back down!
This tour was originally envisioned as a sprinter van (similar to our #iScream4Equality tour) but with the pandemic we decided an RV would keep our volunteers safer.
This tour includes virtual programming and physical stops in: retail areas with strong foot traffic, undergraduate campuses and law schools, community events (parades / fairs / etc.), and corporate HQs upon request.
NOTE: Given the nature of RVs, a pandemic, and the weather all listed stops are subject to change. Check back regularly and follow us on social media for the latest updates.
Sun, Sep 27: Rocky Mount, NC
* 8:30-12:00 Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W Raleigh Blvd, Rocky Mt, NC
* 12:00-3:00 Golden East Mall, 1000 Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mt, NC near the Conn's Entrance near HWY 301
Mon, Sep 28: Raleigh, NC + Chapel Hill, NC
* 10:00-1:00 Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC
* 1:30-2:30 Root Cellar Cafe, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
* 3:15-4:30 Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Tue, Sep 29: Durham, NC
* OOPS! Flat tire - FIXED! A tremendous THANK YOU to Good Cookie Farm (named for a beloved hen) for providing safe harbor!!
Thu, Oct 1: Boone, NC
* 5:00-10:00 PM EQUAL MEANS EQUAL at Lost Province, 130 N Depot Street
Fri, Oct 2: Boone, NC
* 9:00-12:00 Driving Around Boone and checking out the scene. You might find us picking up supplies at Publix, Harris Teeter, Lowes, or Walmart. We really want to see The Greenway and the Mile High Swing Bridge at Grandfather Mountain. Come join us if you can and sign the bus for equality!
* 5:00-10:00 Lily's Snack Bar, 455 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Sat, Oct 3: Boone, NC
* 8:00 AM -Noon Watauga County Farmers Market, 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC
Sun, Oct 4: Boone, NC
* If you see the Notorious RVG (Ruthless Vote Getter) around town honk for equality and pledge to vote on or before November 3rd.
Tues, Oct 6: Durham, NC + Greensboro, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Duke, 262 Oregon St, Durham, NC 27705
* 12:30-1:30 Tanger Outlets, 400 Arrowhead Blvd, Mebane, NC 27302
* 2:30-4:30 International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Wed, Oct 7: Columbia, SC
* 11:00-1:00 Driving Tour of Columbia. If you want to join our equality tour meet us at 10:45 at Dutch Square, 421 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC. We will be driving around downtown past the University, the Soda Market, South Carolina State Museum and more.
* 2:00-4:00 First Nazareth Baptist Church, 2351 Gervais Street, Columbia SC
Thu, Oct 8: Florence, SC + Augusta, GA
* 9:30-11:00 Kingdom Living Temple, 705 S. Irby St, Florence, SC
* 1:45-3:30 Augusta Tech, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, GA
Student attendees with a valid student ID have the opportunity to win Chick-fil-A gift cards
Fri, Oct 9: Aiken, SC + Augusta, GA
* 10:00-2:00 Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Avenue, Aiken, SC
Join us for an Equality Votercade. Bring signs, balloons, streamers, or grab one of our magnets to show your support for equality.
* 1:00-3:00 Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
The first 25 individuals showing off their vote Equality Bling will have free admission to the museum.
Sat, Oct 10: Athens, GA
* If you see us around, town honk for EQUALITY!
* 10:00-3:00 Georgia Theatre, 215 Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA
Sun, Oct 11: Atlanta, GA
* 12:30-1:30 Grabbing Lunch at Paschal's, 108 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA
* 3:30-4:30 Liberty Plaza at the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA
Mon, Oct 12: South Fulton, GA
* 10:30-2:00, Georgia Tech, 355 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, Area 2 Visitor Lot near Tech Green.
* 3:00-5:00 Join us for a tour around Atlanta to catch up with equality voters.
Tue, Oct 13: Macon, GA + Fort Valley, GA + Warner Robins, GA
* 10:00-12:00 The Web, 1083 Washington Ave, Macon, GA
Join us live from the deck overlooking Washington Park at The Web Work Club or virtually to hear guests share their voting stories.
* 1:00-3:00 Succeed Cowork,1302 Watson Blvd, Warner Robins, GA.
We will be joined by two individuals who were part of the original Atlanta Marches for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 70s. Come out and hear their stories!
Wed, Oct 14: DRIVER SWAP / NEW DRIVER TRAINING
Thu, Oct 15: DeKalb County, GA
* Noon - Sign the RV with DeKalb County Sheriff, Melody M. Maddox, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Fri, Oct 16: South Metro, GA
* 10:00-Noon Georgia National Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337
* 1:00 West End Mall, 850 Oak Street, SW, Atlanta, GA
* 3:30 CT Martin Natatorium, 3201 Martin Luther King Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA
* 4:30 We Thrive in Riverside, 361 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168
Sat, Oct 17: Rome, GA
* 1:00-3:00 The Notorious RVG will be joining the Women's March event in Rome, GA!
Join the fun and meet at the Town Greene near West 1st Street
Sun, Oct 18: Columbia, SC
* 9:50-10:50 St. Phillips AME, 4351 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover, SC
* 11:05-12:00 St. Luke's AME Church, 4970 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover, SC
* 1:00-1:30 St. Mathews Baptist Church, 752 Old Congaree Run, Eastover, SC
* 1:30-2:30 John Lewis "Good Trouble" Votercade from St. Mathews to Eastover Town Hall for a welcome by Vice Mayor Leroy Fabre
* 4:00-6:00 Fish Fry, 2300 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC sponsored by Transformative Justice
Mon, Oct 19: Greenville, SC + Spartanburg, SC
* 9:30-11:30 Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC
* 1:00-3:30 Old Krispy Kreme, 354 N Church, Spartanburg, SC
Tue, Oct 20: Asheville, NC
* 12:00-1:00 Highsmith Student Union, 2500 University Heights, Asheville, NC. We will be in front of Reed Plaza.
* 3:30 - 5:00 West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
* 6:00-8:30 One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
Wed, Oct 21: Asheville, NC
* 9:00-11:00 Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC
* 11:30-1:00 Ingles Market, 2299 US-70, Swannanona, NC
* 2:00-4:00 White Horse, 105 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC
Thu, Oct 22: Charlotte, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Shops at University Place, 88802 J.W. Clay Blvd, Charlotte, NC
* 1:30-3:30 Bojangles Entertainment Complex, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
* 4:30-6:30 The Suffolk Punch Brew Pub, 2911 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC
Fri, Oct 23: Charlotte, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Little Rock AME Zion, 401 N. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC
* 12:30-1:30 Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
* 1:30-2:00 Bank of America Drive By, 800 Mint Street, Charlotte, NC. Honk for equality!
* 4:00-6:00 Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E 36th St., Charlotte, NC
Sat, Oct 24: Lumberton, NC
* 9:00-10:30 John Lewis Good Trouble Voter Awareness March and Votercade to the Polls, 1729 Griers Grove Road, Charlotte, NC. Click here for additional information about this event.
* 2:00-3:30 University of North Carolina - Pembroke,1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC
* 4:00-5:00 Pembroke Library, 413 Blaine St, Pembroke, NC
* 5:00-6:00 Early voting site at the Fire Department, 102 4th Street, Pembroke, NC
Sun, Oct 25: Leland, NC + Wilmington, NC
* 12:30-1:30 Leland Cultural Art Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC
* 2:00-4:30 Join us for a Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at Longleaf Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC
Get your tickets at https://fb.me/e/39bfoiJHq and make sure you check out the Silent Online Auction items!
Mon, Oct 26: Rest Day but don't worry you can join in our Virtual Watch Party of Equal Means Equal
* 7:00 pm A Night With Kamala Lopez, Equal Means Equal Zoom Watch Party. Click here for Zoom link.
Tue, Oct 27: Wilmington, NC
* 10:00-11:00 Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC
* 12:00-1:00 1898 Memorial Park, 1018 N 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC
* 1:30-3:30 Cape Fear Community College, 411 N Front Street, Wilmington, NC
Wed, Oct 28: Wilmington + Fayetteville, NC
* 8:45-10:15 Cape Fear Community College North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, NC. We will be parked in front of the Applied Technology Building which is located to the left as you enter the campus.
* 11:00-11:30 The Brunswick Center, 121 Town Hall Dr NE, Leland, NC
* 3:00-3:30 Early voting site at Grays Creek Recreation Center, 2964 School Rd, Hope Mills, NC
* 4:00-4:30 Early voting site at Hope Mills Recreation Center, 5766 RockFish Rd, Hope Mills, NC
Thu, Oct 29: Fayetteville, NC
* 10:00-12:00 Airborne Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC
* 12:00-1:30 Pine Forest Recreation Center, 6901 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC
* 2:30-3:30 Smiths Recreation Center, 1529 Slater Avenue, Fayetteville, NC
* 4:00-5:00 Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Deavers Street, Fayetteville, NC
Oct 30: Raleigh, NC
* 9:45-10:45 NCSU Talley Student Union, 2411 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh, NC
* 11:00-1:00 Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC
* 2:00-3:00 Roberts Community Center, 1300 E. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC
* 3:15-4:15 Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC
Sat, Oct 31: Halloween Votercade for Equality, Raleigh, NC
*1:00 Meet us at the NCAE Center, 700 Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC to decorate your car and get ready for our Equality Votercade.
*1:30 Line up and head out. The route will travel past Shaw University, NCSU Veterinary School, Meredith University, the State Farmers Market, Memorial Auditorium, and the Museum.
* 3:00 Join us for a social distant celebration at the end! We are working on the perfect spot to celebrate equality.
Sun, Nov 1: Winston Salem, NC
* Wake Forest University- CONFIRMED
Mon, Nov 2: Location to be determined
* city stop(s) - not yet determined
Tue, Nov 3: Richmond, VA
* city stop(s) - not yet determined