ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewsCentre/ — The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda), Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable, HBCU Green Fund, Georgia Stand Up, and other coalition partners participating in the NCBCP Unity ’20 Black Voting and Power Building National Campaign, will hold a press conference and rally to discuss ongoing GOTV activities; give an update on their Election Protection initiative with anecdotes of problems at the polls throughout the state; and announce plans for the next three weeks of the campaign. The coalition transitioned their statewide Black voter participation campaign from voter registration and education to GOTV and Election Protection when early voting in Georgia started on Oct. 12, 2020.
In addition to partner organizations, Peoples’ Agenda coordinators from satellite offices in Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Albany, LaGrange and Athens, will be on hand to discuss Black voter participation and issues at the polls in their areas. The campaign safety officer will address COVID-19 safety precautions.
Photo op: In addition to visuals from the rally, volunteers will canvass the surrounding neighborhood and poll monitors will head to early voting locations following the press conference and rally.
Unity ’20 Black Voting and Power Building National Campaign
Helen Butler, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda
Felicia Davis, Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable & HBCU Green Fund
Debra Scott, Georgia Stand Up
Mary Pat Hector, Georgia Black Youth Vote!
Lyndon Waller, Peoples’ Agenda
Jamida Orange, Peoples’ Agenda
Angela Walker, Peoples’ Agenda
Evelyn Zachary, Peoples’ Agenda
Diana Cofield, Peoples’ Agenda LaGrange
JaNee’ Cheeks, Peoples’ Agenda Albany
Jeannette Lucas, Peoples’ Agenda Albany
Eric Gantt, Peoples’ Agenda Macon
Carry Smith, Peoples’ Agenda Savannah
Terence Dicks, Peoples’ Agenda Augusta
Linda Lloyd, Peoples’ Agenda Athens
Angela Gavin, Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable
Jared Sawyer, Georgia Black Youth Vote!
Press Conference and Rally followed by canvassing in the surrounding neighborhood.
Date: Monday Oct. 19, 2020
Time: 1 PM Eastern Time
IBEW Union Hall PARKING LOT
501 Pullman St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
(in case of rain the press conference will be held in IBEW auditorium).
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ABOUT THE PEOPLES’ AGENDA
Founded by the late civil rights leader Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and led by board chair, Rev. J. A. Milner and executive director, Helen Butler, the Peoples’ Agenda was formed to help create an informed and active electorate and to ensure responsive and accountable elected officials. They engage members of their coalition to register, educate and mobilize voters. For more information or to volunteer in your city visit www.thepeoplesagenda.org.
ABOUT HBCU GREEN FUND
HBCU Green Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to identify and fund campus projects that cut energy and water usage—and thus, energy costs–on HBCU campuses. The savings it gains are reinvested back into its sustainability program to finance additional projects. Visit www.hbcugreenfund.org
ABOUT GEORGIA STAND UP
Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) a Think and Act tank for Working Communities, is a Georgia alliance of leaders that represents community, faith, academic, and labor organizations that organize and educate communities about issues related to economic development. Visit georgiastandup.org.
For more information on the NCBCP Unity ’20 Black Voting & Power Building Campaign go to www.unitycampaign.org.
Contact: Edrea Davis, Jazzmyne PR
SOURCE: HBCU Green Fund