The District of Columbia Branch NAACP has launched its "This Is My Vote" campaign, which is an area-wide initiative to register more than 5,000 new African-American, Latino and minority voters prior to the November presidential election.
The campaign is a non-partisan initiative designed to increase civic participation, education and turn out among minority, young and elderly voters. The NAACP D.C. branch has already begun training and mobilizing volunteers to register and educate new voters in churches, schools, grocery stores and recreation centers across the D.C. area. The campaign will use door-to-door canvassing, registration booths at public events and on-site voter registration stations to help attract, register and turn out new voters.
Conducting a voter registration is easy, according to the District organization, and individuals, churches, sororities and fraternities, interest groups and civic organizations of all sizes are invited to partner in the effort. The Disrict branch will provide training, planning assistance and resources to partner organizations.
"This is our time! We demand our civil rights through exercising our voting rights," said Akosua Tyus, NAACP branch president. District branch Political Action Chair, Brandon Andrews added that, "We must empower our communities to advocate for solutions that best fit the problems they face. Holding elected officials accountable at the ballot is a powerful tool in this process. Join us in our effort."