I am running for Chapel Hill Town Council. Chapel Hill is my home. I have lived 40 years in the USA and 36 of those in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, but I was not a US citizen until last year. Although I was an active member of the civic and political scene right here in Orange County, I was not able to vote or run for public office.
That time is now.
I stand for Racial Justice in the form of representation, resource equity, opportunities for affordable housing, and the truth that Black Lives Matter. I stand for Economic viability and vibrancy for our community by being a voice for all good things local, be they farms, small businesses, arts, education, and local and regional transit. In this time of Climate crisis, we must prioritize sustainable development for the future of our fragile planet.
It is with humility, joy, and great hope that I have made this decision. I hope you will join me as you have done before. I understand this is not a small thing. I am ready to face the responsibilities, challenges, and work that comes with being a people’s representative on the Chapel Hill Town Council.
I am ready to press forward for radical equity, sustainable growth, and just economics. I wish to serve on the town council to be a voice for all people.
Are you with me?
I will hold listening sessions around the community to get to know you personally and learn about your needs and dreams for our town. Come to “Chat and Chai with Vimala” Saturday afternoons at 2 PM, wherever you invite me! If you are interested in hosting a ‘Chat and Chat’ event, please let us know by filling this Google Form and we’ll get back to you soon.
I give thanks to God for each of you and your commitment to the progressive legacy of Chapel Hill. I wish to leave a better Chapel Hill for our children and grandchildren for generations to come!
- Voter Registration Deadline – Friday, October 8
- Start of Absentee Voting – Sunday, October 3
- Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot – Tuesday, October 26
- Start of One-stop Voting- Thursday, October 14
- End of One-stop Voting – Saturday, October 30