Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – August 2017

Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy Photo: Bruce Kennedy

Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy
Photo: Bruce Kennedy

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy –

The elections that matter most to us locally are municipal elections.

They matter because issues you care about like policing, affordable housing, and other community issues are determined by our City Council. In Asheville, the 2017 Primary will be October 10, and Election Day is November 7.

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP and our coalition partner, Democracy NC, are getting folks ready to vote. Your help is needed to register voters!

Need a refresher or you’re not sure how to register folks to vote? We have four different Voter Registration Trainings in Asheville this August.

  • Saturday, August 12: 1-2:30 p.m. at the Eddington Center, 285 Livingston Street, Asheville 28801.
  • Monday, August 15: 7-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Asheville, 185 S French Broad Ave., Asheville 28801.
  • Saturday, August 19: 10-11:30 a.m. training at YWCA of Asheville; noon-2 p.m. community canvass.
  • Wednesday, August 23: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Eddington Center.

Questions? Contact Darlene Azarmi, Avl-Bunc NAACP Political Action Chair / Democracy NC Western NC Organizer at, or phone (828) 216-3430.



The Asheville-Buncombe NAACP, Branch #5363, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Sanctuary of Hill Street Baptist Church, 135 Hill Street in Asheville. For information:; Buncombe County NAACP, PO Box 2881, Asheville, NC 28802​;

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