Chelmsford for Social Justice, is hosting their first official event. “Get Out and Vote Chelmsford” is being held on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the Chelmsford Center for the Arts near the Bruce Freeman Rail trail in Chelmsford’s Town Center.
With social distancing in mind, organizers will have a table with voter registration information and packets. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions citizens may have on the voting process. There will also be educational materials available that are specific to Chelmsford’s town politics. The group’s founder, Rachel Donovan adds, “We are hoping the youth of the town who have recently voiced their concerns with social injustice have the right tools they need to make their vote count. We are also hoping to encourage citizens of all ages to vote. In such uncertain times, all voices need to be heard and voting is the surest way to make systemic change in all areas of people’s lives. We are hoping to ensure that the future of Chelmsford’s town boards represent all people of Chelmsford”
As a tribute to the 100th year anniversary of women winning the right to vote, the volunteers will be donning suffragette costumes (with masks). They will be on hand to answer questions anyone has about the voting registration and process. The new group is hoping to become much more active in local politics and issues that affect all citizens of Chelmsford. Please wear your masks to this event and distance appropriately. “We are hoping to make Chelmsford a welcoming, diverse and accepting town for all people” organizers say.