159 Counties in GA – and Only 159 Days Until General Elections. We Need to Register Voters Now.
There are 159 counties in Georgia – and today marks 159 days before the general elections on Nov. 6, 2018. Only 159 days to turn out progressives in each one of those counties – and all our municipalities, districts, and every other jurisdiction. And probably every progressive candidate will tell you: it is key – in fact, absolutely necessary – to register new voters, particularly voters that reflect the ever-diversifying population of our southern state.
Which is where you come in: there will be many opportunities to help register voters in the next 5 months, but we cannot wait. We must start now. And below are a few opportunities in June to do exactly that, from a number of organizations. Courtesy of our friends at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, Georgia WAND, Let America Vote, Spread the Vote, and New American Pathways. (For Metro Atlantans, please also visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054babae2faa8-cobbfor more opportunities.)
ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE - ATLANTA (http://advancingjustice-atlanta.org)
AAAJ is organizing voter registration drives on:
*Fri, Jun 1, 4-7 pm @ Al Madina Halal Market (5345 Jimmy Carter Boulevard)
*Fri, Jun 1, 5-8 pm @ Doraville HMart (6035 Peachtree Road)
*Sat, Jun 2, 11 am - 3 pm @ Great Wall Supermarket (2300 Pleasant Hill Road)
*Sat, Jun 2, 5-8 pm @ Sweet Hut Midtown (933 Peachtree Street NE)
*Sun, Jun 3, 11 am - 1 pm @ City Farmers Market (5000 Buford Highway NE)
*Sun, Jun 3, 12-3 pm @ Hong Kong Supermarket (5495 Jimmy Carter Boulevard)
Please contact Samantha Keng at firstname.lastname@example.org by text at (404) 769-1220 to sign up/for more info.
GEORGIA WAND (http://gawand.org)
WAND is registering voters in Waynesboro, as part of its efforts to register voters in metro-Atlanta and Burke, Richmond, Jenkins, Effingham, and Chatham Counties.
*Sat, Jun 2, 10 am - 4 pm @ Cornerstone Christian Center (710 Stone Ave, Waynesboro).
To sign up for this, and other opportunities, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JNO5H-M8cZZi2ti7A1Z4-cplcZKOzDCuUrDECzq8icU/viewform?edit_requested=true.
LET AMERICA VOTE - GEORGIA (http://www.facebook.com/groups/letgeorgiavote)
*Sat, Jun 9, 10 am – 12 pm @ 5920 Roswell Rd Suite A-208, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
LAV Office Opening: Join Let America Vote as they officially open their office and gear up to start knocking doors to get voting rights champions elected in GA!
*Sat, Jun 16, 10 am @ 5920 Roswell Rd Ste. A-208, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
LAV Canvass Launch: Get ready to pound the pavement with Let America Vote as they start talking to voters in Georgia about the importance of voting for progressive champions this year.
Contact Porsha White at email@example.com sign up/for more info.
SPREAD THE VOTE – GEORGIA (http://spreadthevote.org)
STV is continuing its efforts to help people obtain voters IDs. In addition, they will be doing voter registration at a variety different events.
Voter ID Assistance
*Tue, Jun 12, 9 am - 11 am @ SweetWater Mission (289 Veterans' Memorial Hwy #12a, Austell, GA 30168)
*Wed, Jun 27, 9 am - 11 am @ SweetWater Mission (see above)
*Tue, Jul 10, 9 am - 11 am @ SweetWater Mission (see above)
*Tue, Jul 24 9 am - 11 am @ SweetWater Mission (see above)
*Sat, Jun 23, 8:30 am - 1 pm @ Mack Brown Youth Camp (2415 N Druid Hills Rd)
*Fri, Jun 29, 10 am - 2 pm @ Cam Erving Youth Football Camp (Colquitt County High School, 105 Darbyshire Road, Norman Park, GA 31771)
*Sat, Jul 7, 8 am - 4 pm @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
Contact Fallon Traylor at firstname.lastname@example.org sign up/for more info.
NEW AMERICAN PATHWAYS (http://newamericanpathways.org)
NAP has scheduled two trainings for those interested in registering voters at USCIS naturalization ceremonies.
*Tue, Jun 19, 6-7 pm @ NAP (2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30345)
*Wed, Jun 27, 10-11 am @ NAP (see above)
Contact Sarah at email@example.com sign up/for more info.