Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference

Get Out The VOTE!

NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, is looking to mobilize personal networks, activists and supporters to energize its base ahead of the 2020 Presidential election on November 3.

“Our lives are on the ballot this year, so it is absolutely crucial that all people of color as a whole participate in national, state, and local elections at rates that reflect our true voting power,” said NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference President, Gerald Hankerson. “We are urging everyone to use their power to register and mobilize new voters and get involved in one of the most important elections in our nation’s history.”

President Hankerson’s statement echoes the urgency of National NAACP’s message for voting this year. The increase of brutal #livingwhileblack incidents, the continuous stream of hateful rhetoric, disrespect and racist policies coming from the White House, all point to the notion that Black lives, civil rights and the issues of communities of color matter less and less to the President and elected officials in our nation. The NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference recognizes this threat and is engaging voters to change the nation.

At the very core of the campaign is a radical voter registration and mobilization tactic utilizing social media platforms and personal networks.

Beginning June 1, 2020, our regional NAACP will launch the Power of 5 challenge, asking people to tap into the concept of relational organizing. Each unit is tasked to organize within their own networks by registering 5 people to vote each week, volunteer for 5 days between now and the election, and text 5 mail in ballot reminders to 5 voters each week.

“The most important player in this year’s election is the individual, said Attorney Sheley Anderson, NAACP Civic Engagement Chair. “Voters of color and nearly all Black women felt disrespected by President Trump. People of color also believed this president has set back race relations and these numbers will play a role in both how and why they’ll vote in the Presidential election.”

The NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference voter mobilization efforts includes the activation of its over 28 branches across the region. It will engage faith partners, community leaders and other social justice organizations, and will serve as a catalyst for NAACP’s five-year civic engagement plan.

“This campaign is about the power of our personal networks to mobilize voters and to ensure that no elected officials can feel comfortable in disrespecting our communities or taking our votes for granted,” added Anderson.

June 1st is the Power of 5 kick-off. Assemble your civic engagement team and take on the challenge. For more information, contact Sheley Anderson: (253) 468-1247.

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