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TO ENCOURAGE BLACK VOTER REGISTRATION AND ENGAGEMENT, THE MOTHERS OF HOPE AND THE BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE OF KALAMAZOO ARE HOLDING
A ‘BLACK VOTERS MATTER’ BUS TOUR, SEPTEMBER 20-26
#RUVoteReady Events Are Designed to Increase Black Voter Education and Registration
Kalamazoo, MI (September 22, 2020) — Tuesday, September 22nd is being recognized as “National Voter Registration Day,” a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating American democracy. The holiday has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). To educate and encourage African American voters in particular to register and vote, the Mothers of Hope (MOH) and the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) of Kalamazoo have scheduled and undertaken a weeklong series of activities entitled the “Black Voters Matter” bus tour.
On Sunday, September 20th, the group held an “Our Faith, Our Voice” event at Arcadia Park. On Monday, September 21st, there was a “Neighborhood Empowerment & Good Vibes” parking lot gathering event with DJ Chuck at W. North and Rose Streets. The purpose of these events was to register voters, verify voter registrations, request absentee ballots and provide voter empowerment information to ensure that every vote cast is counted.
Upcoming activities include:
- Tuesday, September 22nd (National Voter Registration Day) (12:00 pm) – A Virtual discussion entitled “Respect
Our Vote: Black Millennials & Generation Z Voters Matter”
- Tuesday, September 22nd – Black Voters Matter Health Briefing and Pop Up Party (10:00 am-12:00 pm, Family
Health Center, Alcott Street Parking Lot; 3:00-6:00 pm, Family Health Center, Paterson Street Parking Lot)
- Wednesday, September 23rd – “Hustle & Vote” Noon-2:00 pm at the Arcadia Festival Site and 6:00 pm-8:00
pm at the Vine Neighborhood Association
- Thursday, September 24th – (4:30 pm-7:00 pm) Card Games, Good Vibes & Community Fellowship, Mothers of
Hope, 603 Ada Street
- Friday, September 25th (8:00 pm) – Bonfire & Fire Side Chat with Black Youth Vote at 414 W. Paterson St.
- Saturday, September 26th (Noon-4:00 pm) – Mothers of Hope Recovery Celebration & Reunion at 603 Ada St.
For more information, please go to www.mothers-of-hope.org.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to
increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success. Black Youth Vote is the youth-led civic leadership, training and organizing arm of the NCBCP.
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