Voter registration event gives food to people affected by pandemic

Arizona’s number of identified COVID-19 cases has reached 217,237 (up 412 from the day before), and the number of deaths stayed steady at 5,622.


© blackdovfx, Getty Images/iStockphoto

It’s Sunday afternoon, and this is Coronavirus Watch from The Arizona Republic, where we update you on the latest about how COVID-19 is affecting you and our community.

Organizers expected about 3,000 attendees at an event on Sunday at Phoenix College that took a notable approach to registering people to vote, by offering free boxes of food and supplies. 

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

The event, called “Fuel the Vote,” was hosted by When We All Vote, a national non-profit aimed at increasing voter turnout, and One Arizona, a local community organization made up of 28 partners. It aimed to help people and families who have been hard-hit by the

Read More

Post from Community: MATC hosts Sept. 16 registration event for GED, HSED, Basic Skills and English as a Second Language Programs at Walker’s Square

Editor’s note: Posts from the Community is the place for community announcements and event postings. If you have a community-oriented event you feel our readers would be interested in, please submit here.

To help connect students with adult basic skills, GED, HSED and English as a Second Language courses, Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting another in-person registration event at the college’s Education Center at Walker’s Square from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students can register for English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Skills (math and writing courses), GED (General Education Development) or HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs.

The Education Center at Walker’s Square is located at 816 W. National Ave., Milwaukee.

English-language classes are available at all campuses; Spanish-language opportunities are available at Walker’s Square.

Strong health and safety protocols are in place. Temperatures will be taken at the door. A mask that

Read More