Singer Patty Griffin will get a hand in Morristown from League of Women Voters, March 4

Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin
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When Grammy-winning folk singer Patty Griffin’s 39-city Use Your Voice tour makes a stop at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on March 4, 2016, she’ll be getting a hand from the Morristown League of Women Voters.

Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin

The League will distribute voter registration information, and tips on where to find accurate details about candidates.

“I am hoping with this tour to bang the drum about our democracy, about our communities, and even about our neighbors down the street,” Griffin said in a statement, explaining how she was disturbed to discover that single women in America are not turning out to vote.

In a joint statement, local League Co-Presidents Marie Fornaro and Jennifer Woodward added:

“With our presidential primary coming up on June 7, 2016, now is the time for us to take advantage of any and all opportunities talk with voters about how much their voice matters, help our neighbors make sure their voter registration is up to date and get them the information they need to cast a vote.”

Here is more, from the League:

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MORRISTOWN AREA TEAMING UP WITH GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING ARTIST PATTY GRIFFIN TO EMPOWER VOTERS

Morristown is part of 39-stop Tour and Voter Engagement Drive:
“USE YOUR VOICE”

Morristown, NJ – The League of Women Voters of Morristown today announced they will be teaming up with recording artist Patty Griffin and touring mates Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell to empower voters at an upcoming concert to be held at Mayo Arts Community Theater on March 4, 2016. The event is part of a 39-city tour.

At the concert, local League of Women Voters volunteers will be on-hand to help fans get the election information they need, including how to update their voter registration, find easy-to-understand local candidate and voting information, or learn about getting involved in the League’s work to engage voters nationwide.

According to artist Patty Griffin, “I am so excited about this upcoming tour! It all started with me looking for a way to participate in the world as I’ve grown older – you know, complain a little less, do a little more. I then came across information that was surprising to me about voting in the US: single women are an incredibly influential voting group, and too many are not turning out to vote. This is troubling on a lot of levels, but the most troubling one to me is that so many in this group, of which I am a member, find so little to connect with in the workings of government. So little that we don’t bother.”

“I am hoping with this tour to bang the drum about our democracy, about our communities, and even about our neighbors down the street,” Griffin concluded.

“Our League is excited to be a part of this inspiring tour,” said Marie Fornaro & Jennifer Woodward, Co- Presidents of the League of Women Voters of Morristown. “With our presidential primary coming up on June 7, 2016, now is the time for us to take advantage of any and all opportunities talk with voters about how much their voice matters, help our neighbors make sure their voter registration is up to date and get them the information they need to cast a vote.”

The League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area continues its Voter Services each year by registering voters and sponsoring Candidates’ forums for upcoming contested primaries.

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  1. The right to vote, especially for women was the result of a long and difficult fight. Don’t waste it.

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