Register To Vote Events With The Lansing NAACP
We've got less than a month to go. We've had 2 debates. And arguably, the VP debate was better than the presidential one.
We've still got 2 more of those on tap but now they're bantering back and forth about a virtual debate and if there's going to be a town hall version.
Covid, the Supreme Court, police reform, taxes, the Affordable Care Act...there's a lot on the line and this election is too important for anyone to not take seriously.
However there are those that are disenfranchised. And they won't vote. But we beg of you to become informed and get registered to vote. Make your voice heard and VOTE.
Are you registered to vote in Michigan? Got questions about absentee and mail-in ballots? You can head HERE.
There is a special event being put on by the NAACP to help get out the word and to get folks registered to vote this weekend. Especially young African Americans.
As Black Americans ages 18 to 29 look to the presidential election, a survey of those who live in key battleground states – Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina – shows they aren't as enthusiastic about the candidates, or voting, as many people might expect.
These young Black Americans may well sit things out in November, just as many of them did in 2016 when their behavior swung that election to Trump as much as anything else did.
In our poll, 31% of Black Americans under 30 say they probably won’t vote in this election.
The Lansing NAACP will host four voter registration drives during the upcoming weeks in an effort to increase voter turnout for the General Election in November. The first event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Grace International Outreach Church located at 1901 Massachusetts Avenue. Church members will pass out masks and groceries also.
The other voter registration drives will be held at the following locations:
• Friendship Baptist Church at 2912 Pleasant Grove Rd, Lansing, MI on Saturday Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
• Lansing City Clerk's Election Unit at 2500 South Washington, Lansing, MI on Saturday Oct. 31 from Noon - 5 p.m.
• Lansing City Clerk’s Election Unit at 2500 South Washington, Lansing, MI on Sunday Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Lansing Branch NAACP)