Media Advisory

NAACP Pushing Back Against Voter Suppression to Get out Black Vote in North Carolina

October 25, 2018

Cutting Edge Strategies Employed in Outreach to Infrequent Black Voters

NORTH CAROLINA—(October 25, 2018) In the face of blatant examples of disrespect and voter suppression around the nation, the NAACP is engaging in a groundbreaking data and technology -fueled GOTV campaign to get infrequent Black voters to the polls during midterm elections. In North Carolina, continuous attempts to suppress the Black vote were highlighted by an attempt from the Trump Administration to subpoena the data on over a million voters just 2 months before the midterm elections. These intimidation tactics coupled with normal lower turnout during midterm elections, sets the stage for massive outreach to infrequent voters in North Carolina, a state with the seventh-highest population of Black voters. Learn about the NAACP’s cutting edge ground game in North Carolina to get Black voters to the polls in this contentious election.

WHAT: CALL-IN PRESS CONFERENCE – NAACP GOTV Campaign in North Carolina

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 1 PM EST

DIAL IN NUMBER FOR MEDIA:  877-260-1479  Confirmation Code: 1015932

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, NAACP North Carolina State Conference President
  • William Mondale Robinson, NAACP North Carolina State Director
  • Beautrice Bea, President of NAACP Youth & College Branch – NC Central University
  • Jamal Watkins, NAACP National Vice President of Civic Engagement

 

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Contact: Malik Russell / mrussell@naacpnet.org

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