NAACP Hotline Puts the Focus on Voting
NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous was joined by radio host Tom Joyner, American Urban Radio Networks Program Operations President Jerry Lopes and others on Tuesday to unveil a joint phone initiative to empower potential voters. 1-866-MY-VOTE-1 is a hotline that provides information on voter registration, polling locations and tools to report incidents at polling stations.
In light of voter-ID and other restrictive voting legislation, 1-866-MY-VOTE-1 may be an essential and easily accessible way to inform and protect black voters.
"What we've gone through in the past six months [is the] biggest wave of voter suppression since the wave following the Civil War," Jealous said. "We have to be prepared to make sure people get registered [and] turn out. We can only do that if we come together as one family."
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