Black Mountain Justice Jam: Abby the Spoon Lady, Chris Rodrigues, & More!
Apr
29
10:30 PM22:30

Black Mountain Justice Jam: Abby the Spoon Lady, Chris Rodrigues, & More!

co-hosted by Alderman Jeremie Konegni for Black Mountain!

Ben Scales, a lawyer as well as musician and activist, is running for District Attorney in Buncombe County. Early Voting is underway now, and the Primary is May 8th! 

Come on down to the Justice Jam in Black Mountain! Ben will be jamming with friends to open things up, followed by:

  • Abby the Spoon Lady & Chris Rodrigues
  • Andrew Fletcher of Firecracker Jazz Band
  • Laura Blackley, Dorsey Parker – Americana, blues


Following back-to-back SOLD OUT shows, Abby and Chris are adding another night to help raise awareness about this important campaign. 

All ticket sales go toward Ben's campaign as he continues to spread his message throughout Asheville and beyond. 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 DOS. 
Please RSVP and purchase your ticket in advance here: 
http://bit.ly/jaminblackmtn
...or just come on down, and we'll take care of you at the door!

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

Kenilworth Canvass

It's time to "pound the pavement!" We're putting together our squad of criminal justice advocates, which is why we're reaching out to you!

If you want to help spread the word about criminal justice reform and turn out the vote for Ben Scales in this critical primary election, then we'd be happy to have you help. 

Don't worry if you've never canvassed before - we'll provide you with all of the info that you need! We'll have a brief training at the beginning of each one and provide you with a map and instructions for where to go.

If you can only participate for part of that time, we'll make that work, too!

We'll be in Kenilworth from 10-4.

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

West Asheville Canvass

It's time to "pound the pavement!" We're putting together our squad of criminal justice advocates, which is why we're reaching out to you!

If you want to help spread the word about criminal justice reform and turn out the vote for Ben Scales in this critical primary election, then we'd be happy to have you help. 

Don't worry if you've never canvassed before - we'll provide you with all of the info that you need! We'll have a brief training at the beginning of each one and provide you with a map and instructions for where to go.

If you can only participate for part of that time, we'll make that work, too!

We'll be in West Asheville from 12-6.

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The 28th Judicial District Bar Candidate Forum
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

The 28th Judicial District Bar Candidate Forum

This forum is being organized by the 28th Judicial District Bar as part of our responsibility for public service and public education regarding the legal system. The 28th Judicial District Bar is nonpartisan and the members of the Bar will make every effort to promote a fair and reasonable exchange of ideas within the forum. President-Elect James Kilbourne will serve as moderator for the Sheriff and District Attorney candidates.

The forum is open to all Bar members and to the public. Bar members are invited to submit questions via email to Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@28thJDB.com, with the subject heading “Question For Candidates.”

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Justice Coffee Hour with Ben Scales
Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Justice Coffee Hour with Ben Scales

Want to see Asheville work to end cash bail and mass incarceration? Do you want a crackdown on police and prosecutorial corruption, while also restoring trust throughout the courts, law enforcement, and the community? 

So does Ben Scales, your progressive candidate running for District Attorney in Buncombe County. Join us in our fight to achieve real justice for victims and others caught up in the criminal justice system as we get back to focusing on serious crime. 

Bring your questions, comments, and concerns directly to Ben on Thursday - because he cares about standing up for the little guy against forces of oppression. We'll be posted up at the Pennycup in Downtown Asheville from 12-2pm. Enjoy a cup of coffee on us!

Learn about this important upcoming race for District Attorney, a position that could accomplish meaningful reform to a broken system with the right person elected into office. Early Voting is from April 19-May 5, with the Primary Election on May 8th. [There are only two candidates running, who are both Democrats - the winner on May 8th will run unopposed for the General Election in November!]

We can change the conversation about criminal justice and see how this position can heal and empower the community as quickly as May 8th. Progressive DA's are being elected into office around the country, and people are seeing rapid changes from this county-level position that closely affects our daily lives.

Let's bring that home to Buncombe County and lead by example in Western North Carolina.

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