Community invited to CommUNITY block party, election fair in West Montgomery on Saturday 

Published 4:12 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Local grassroots organizations have teamed up for a CommUNITY Block Party & Election Fair this Saturday in Montgomery as a get out the vote event complete with food, entertainment and prizes.

The event is sponsored by Rollin to the PollsAlabama ForwardACLU Alabama21 Dreams Arts & CultureBlack Voters Matter and the King’s Canvas, and will be held Saturday, April 30, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., the King’s Canvas located at 1413 Oak St., in Montgomery.

“As the election draws closer, Black Voters Matter, Rollin to the Polls Voting Initiative, ACLU Alabama, Alabama Forward, 21 Dreams Arts and Culture, and King’s Canvas invites all residents, political candidates, organizations, partners and friends to the CommUNITY Block Party and Fair Election,” said Kynesha Brown of Rollin to the Polls. “Beginning at 2  p.m., be prepared to expect a fun day of inclusion, excitement, artists, information and resources, free food, and live music. Let’s call it a little day party to highlight the importance of voting and community engagement.”

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Brown said the event is a party with a purpose to create a sense of empowerment around voting and civic engagement.

“We are asking for community organizations, vendors, and candidates running for office to participate in our event,” she said.

There will be something for everyone at the event, including free food provided by Who’s Hungry Food Truck and  Brenda’s BBQ along with live entertainment, giveaways and a chance for attendees to hear from political candidates.