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League Of Women Voters Hits Tallahassee's South Side

Two masked women holding signs on a street corner
Tom Flanigan
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WFSU News
League of Women Voters of Tallahassee President Sally Butzin (left) and Board Member Sabrina Hartley (right) pose with the signs they were waving at the corner of South Monroe Street and Orange Avenue.

Members of the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee took to the streets of the city's Southside Saturday, Oct. 10. It was part of a drive to increase voter participation in an election that is just weeks away.

League President Sally Butzin said the decision to work the corner of South Monroe Street and Orange Avenue was deliberate and strategic.

"We wanted to be in a place people don't normally think of the League coming to, to be honest with you. We're really trying to get to every community and share our information about where to find out about how to be an educated voter," she explained.

And despite the nontraditional location, League Board Member Sabrina Hartley said the message was getting out.

"There has been a very positive response; people waving and honking and some people not even looking at us. But that's okay, because when you drive by you're going to see this sign that says, 'Your power is your vote.'"

Power that will be exercised in just over three weeks.