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Civic Engagement: Ways You Can Help

Civic Engagement:
Ways You Can Help

SPOTLIGHT ON: ALBANY VOTER'S COALITION

In southwest Georgia, Albany is a city of over 70 percent African Americans. But voter participation among minority populations has been a challenge. Albany Voter's Coalition wants to bank 1,000 completed absentee ballots - and, to do it, they need more volunteers in the community. Come join the Coalition, along with Spread the Vote, at their BBQ launch on Sept. 1, to learn more.

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Marvin Lim
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. Here 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.

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Marvin Lim
ABLE Seeks Volunteer Canvassers

ABLE (Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment) is dedicating the next 5 months, in the leadup to the general elections, to canvas and speak with communities around issues directly impacting working families, like criminal justice – all while simultaneously activating voter participation. In other words, by directly engaging people on the issues that most impact them, this canvas will empower and encourage them to vote.

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Marvin Lim