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NAACP to Host Get Out the Vote Rally Featuring Civil Rights Leaders, Entertainers and Activists on November 1

November 1, 2018

Rally to be Finale in Series of Civic Engagement Telephone Town halls

 

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BALTIMORE(November 1, 2018)–NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will host its final tele-town hall, the National GOTV Rally, on Thursday, November 1 at 8 pm ET.  The tele-town hall is part of a series of conversations that the historic organization has hosted to energize voters ahead of Election day.

image002This final town hall will feature a roster of well-known leaders, activists, organizers, and entertainers in a candid conversation about recent events, the state of the country and community, and what is at stake during these midterm elections. Previous town halls have drawn up to 5,000 participants and have highlighted some of the most recognizable
names in civil rights.

“As we enter into the last leg before the midterm elections, we want to bring together leaders in the civil rights movement, activists and celebrities for a tele townhall to energize voters ahead of November 6,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO. “Our votes matter, our voices matter and we must exercise this right to shift the power from the those who don’t believe in the progressive and positive movement of this country to those who will fight tooth and nail to get us on the right path.”

The event is part of NAACP’s civic engagement campaign to re-engage infrequent African Americans for the 2018 midterm elections on November 6 and beyond. Drawing from themes expressed in a recent NAACP poll and the organization’s data-centric research with GSSA, a Colorado analytics firm, the town halls have delved deep into the issues facing the Black community as they head to the ballot boxes.

Interested participants and media who want to join the call on Thursday can dial in directly at 866-757-0756 or listen live online.