AUGUSTA, G. – Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis announced on July 28 that he is one of the 31 Republican, Democratic, and Independent founding mayors of the When We All Vote Civic Cities Initiative.
The official website for the initiative states the following:
Civic Cities encourages and supports mayors to take a leading role in closing the voting race and age gap and fundamentally shift the culture around voting in every election, from school board races to federal elections.
By joining Civic Cities, mayors commit to increase voter registration and participation in their cities by:
- Mobilizing local civic leaders, business leaders, community members, and stakeholders around voter engagement efforts to safely register and get out the vote in their communities;
- Sharing promising practices with the Civic Cities network of mayors; and
- Acting as trusted messengers in their community to share information and resources for voters to safely make their voices heard.
In a statement, the mayor says, “I’m honored to join When We All Vote as a founding mayor of the Civic Cities initiative. Our community is stronger when citizens have the ability to make their voices heard in elections. We are days away from some of the most critical elections of our lifetime and I’m looking forward to working with other Mayors from all across the county, across the political spectrum to do all we can collectively to assist in increasing voter participation and ensuring that voters don’t have to choose between their health and safety while exercising their right to vote in our elections.”