EPIC brainstorms for success at its first meeting
The Daily Progress Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10 p.m.
As concerned citizens and critics of the new White House administration rally across the nation to protest myriad executive orders and proposed cabinet and administrative appointments, a new local political organization enjoyed an unexpectedly large turnout at its first public meeting.
After announcing its formation last month, organizers with Equity and Progress in Charlottesville, or EPIC, held a meeting Tuesday evening with dozens of community members in the McIntire Room of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Central Branch.
“People are hungry to know what they can do,” said Dede Smith, a former city councilor and organizer with EPIC. “We need to work at a grassroots level to make a difference.”
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