Nonprofit Civic Engagement Organizations Team Up for ‘National Voter Registration Day’ A Stronger Georgia, Every Vote Counts

ATLANTA­­ — On Monday, September 26th at 11:00a.m., community groups and individuals will meet at Liberty Plaza to highlight their efforts to register Georgia voters on National Voter Registration Day to ensure that no Georgian is left out. National Voter Registration Day takes place on Tuesday, September 27th.

At Liberty Plaza, community leaders will:

●  Address the importance of registering to vote and then voting

●  Discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Voting Rights Act in Georgia

●  Showcase examples of how voting empowers citizens to influence issues and local communities

●  Announce a day of action to register voters across Metro Atlanta.

This election is critical, with important races being decided from top of ticket all the way down the ballot to State House, State Senate, Judges, and ballot questions. This election, we want to make sure every eligible Georgia voter votes, and that every vote cast is counted. The deadline to register to vote is October 11.

WHO: 9to5 Atlanta; ABLE; Advancement Project; Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta; Atlanta Jobs with Justice; Common Cause of Georgia; Community Voters Project; Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS); Environmental Georgia; Equality Foundation of Georgia; Faith in Public Life; Feminist Women’s Health Center; Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials; Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda; Georgia Muslim Voter Project; Georgia NAACP; Georgia Stand Up!; Georgia WAND Education Fund; Higher Heights for America; League of Women Voters of Georgia; McIntosh Seed; National Domestic Workers Alliance ­ Atlanta Chapter; New American Pathways; NAPAWF; New Georgia Project; Partnership for Southern Equity; Planned Parenthood Southeast; Rise up Georgia; SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!; Women Engaged; Working America; and eligible voters.

WHAT: Press conference to kick off National Voter Registration Day. Community leaders will speak to the importance of voting and call on voters to make an impact on their communities by voting.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Liberty Plaza (Liberty Plaza, Capitol Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30334)

Quotes from Partner Organizations:

Victoria Hunyh, Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services: “The Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) is excited to again be a part of a nationwide effort to assist hundreds of voters register to vote at various locations on National Voter Registration Day in the state of Georgia on September 27, 2016.”

“The Coalition for the People’s’ Agenda has historically been engaged in registering voters. We participate in “National Voter Registration Day” as a means to further highlight the importance of registering to vote to have a voice in your government, as well as, ensuring your elected officials represent your needs,” stated Helen Butler, Executive Director.

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO): “The Latino vote has grown a lot this year and we expect it to continue to grow. We work in partnership to ensure the Latino vote will be as strong as ever and ensure that it turns out to vote. Our partnership with Univision 34 Atlanta today helps bring that message to the Latino community in Spanish as well. Su Voto Es Su Voz!”

Aisha Yaqoob, Executive Director of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project:
“Exercising our right to vote makes us a better informed and stronger nation. The Georgia Muslim Voter Project is proud to be part of an initiative to engage diverse groups of people.”

“The League of Women Voters believes that our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard. We must all make sure we are registered to vote and then exercise that right during early voting, absentee voting or election day voting – November 8th ”, states Elizabeth Poythress, President, league of Women Voters of Georgia.

“National Voter Registration Day is a wonderful moment to highlight the important work happening across the state each day and the New Georgia Project is proud to help fellow Georgians fully participate in the democratic process.” ­­ Nse Ufot, Executive Director, New Georgia Project

Civic Engagement Organizations will hold Voter Registration Drives around Metro Atlanta in celebration of National Voter Registration Day on September 27, including:

  • ●  Woodruff Park; 11AM to 2PM
  • ●  Five Points MARTA Station
  • ●  Georgia State MARTA Station
  • ●  Al­Falah Academy in Lilburn
  • ●  COSMO Health Center (G, 6185 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071)
  • ●  CPACS Main Office (3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341)
  • ●  Georgia Gwinnett College (1000 University Center Ln, Lawrenceville, GA 30043)
  • ●  Mountain View High School (2351 Sunny Hill Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043)
  • ●  Univision Office Building in Buckhead


Collette Carter, 718­928­4312,

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