Voter Registration Day: Black Thought and The CBC Encourage Citizens to Get #VoteReady
(AllHipHop News) The country's Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members are set to host their “For the People” (#VoteReady) Voter Protection Events on National Voter Registration Day today (September 25) in cities nationwide.
Today, the CBC and countless other organizations and interest groups are hosting voter engagement and registration rallies across the country to make a last ditch effort to register as many voters as possible prior to the 2012 Election.
For the CBC, the primary voter challenge in 2012 comes down to citizens having the proper ID to prove their identities when they report to polling places in November. Recent voter ID laws have been met with protest and controversy in states such as Pennsylvania, where opponents say that requiring IDs or proof of citizenship to vote automatically disenfranchises potential participants such as the elderly, some minorities, and former correctional inmates.
According to CBC spokesman Ayofemi Kirby, "The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to ensuring that no eligible voter is turned away from the ballot box during early voting and on Election Day."
Rapper and NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" band regular, Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter, is using his impact to help the CBC encourage would-be voters to get #VoteReady in the final weeks before the election:
By offering onsite voter registration and instructions on how to visit local DMVs to secure proper ID, CBC members hope to ensure a higher percentage of minority voter turnout in this pivotal national election. Readers are asked to tweet #VoteReady messages in support, especially on September 25.
To learn more, visit the CBC's official #VoteReady website.
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