This Is My Vote
Historic Press Conference - September 5, 2012
Representatives from the NAACP and 5 major traditionally African-American Conventions joined together in a press conference concerning our moral and ethical and political responsibilities to vote in the upcoming elections.
A Partnership of the NBC, USA, Inc. and NAACP
VOTER PROTECTION • VOTER PROMOTION • VOTER PARTICIPATION
As the voting rights of millions of eligible voters, mostly minorities, are under attack due to new photo voter ID laws, The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. has announced a monumental partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for the 2012 This Is My Vote (TIMV) Campaign. These two historic bodies will create communication and information bridges between their two massive constituencies around voting Protection, Promotion (through registration and education) and Participation.
The Scope of the Problem
6,067,361 African Americans of voting age in the United States are unregistered.
Millions of people are hard at work to take from you and me what they didn’t want you or me to have in the first place—the right to vote.
This election is about issues that will effect:
- Medicaid, Medicare
- unemployment benefits
- health care benefits
- schools closings
- prison expansion
- judicial injustice for minorities
- student loan interest rates
- de-funding training opportunities
- house foreclosures
- state offices and appointments
- Supreme Court appointments
- middle class tax relief
- children and family Services
Working together we can make a major difference not only in
November of 2012 but beyond.
Download a brochure that will inform you of how you can be active as an individual, pastor, district, or State Convention in the fight to protect, promote or increase participation in the national elections.
Visit online at: http://www.thisismyvote.org/ and click the link “Find your local unit.” Or call the NAACP headquarters toll free at (877) NAACP-98.
Color of Change: www.Colorofchange.org
For answers to legal questions and concerns: http://www.projectvote.org
Voter protection experts:
Visit: http://advancementproject.org/home for voter rights/protection resources and general information
African American Ministers Leadership Council (a project of People for the American Way)
Visit: http://www.pfaw.org/VESSELS for information on
- Top 10 Things Voters Should Know as They Go to the Polls
- Are You Ready to Vote Checklist
- VESSELS A-B-C’s For Candidate and Legislation Support or Opposition
People for the American Way
Visit: http://www.pfaw.org or call : (202)467-4999 x 2369; (202) 467-2369 direct
Register to vote online now at: http://www.thisismyvote.org/
or call 1-866-MyVote1 or 866-698-6831