Friday, October 23, 2015

Talk, Text, Vote Akron




Akron2Akron is all about bringing the community together, that's why we invite you to join us in a conversation about our city's future and voting via text message.

It's easy!

Before November 3rd, gather 3-4 people and text AKRON to 89800.

Talk with  your group using the text-enabled questions.

Vote and be a part of the change!

Why?
Our city needs your participation. Young people can play a key role creating solutions we need. Let's talk about voter and community engagement and share our thoughts on the issues that are most important for our city- all through text-based dialogue. Akron's future depends on us. Yet many of us choose not to vote in the elections that will shape our city's future. Some people think that their vote won't matter and others haven't found meaningful ways to engage. How can we make it so that everyone's voice counts and everyone can share their ideas for Akron's future? Let's hear from you! 

Watch the video posted above to see how simple it is. You can do this with friends, colleagues, civic groups - anyone! Just as long as you text, talk, and vote!


Follow the conversation #TextTalkVote

Friday, October 16, 2015

West Akron / Copley Road Tour




What: West Akron / Copley Road Walking Tour
Led by: Eric Fletcher, Young Black Professionals Coalition
Jason Segedy, AMATS
Russel Neal, Ward 4 City Councilman

Date: October 31, 2015

Time: 11:30-1:30

11:30 pancakes at Buchtel CLC's Pancake Day.
We encourage you to support the neighborhood by attending the breakfast at 11:30. Bring $6 in cash.

If you don't want to join us for pancakes just meet us outside of Buchtel at 12:30 for the walking portion. Proceeds of Pancake Day support the seniors at Buchtel.

Meeting location: Buchtel High School. 1040 Copley Road

Parking: Buchtel High School, street parking on Glendora Avenue

Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, busy sidewalks, busy roads
After-party: Lounge 77. 1438 Copley Road.

Route:
Buchtel High School
Residential streets Peckham to Dorchester
Walk down Dorchester to Orrin - explore residential neighborhoods, hear from residents
Walk down Orrin to Crestview - explore residential neighborhoods, hear from residents
Walk down Crestview to Copley - explore history and local businesses.
Walk down Copley to Lounge 77