AURN/NAACP/NABOB Announce 'Get Out The Vote' Radio Campaign
September 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM (PT)
AURN, The NAACP, and NABOB have partnered up to produce and distribute a national radio campaign to encourage African-Americans to register and vote in the upcoming midterm elections, reports AURN.
AURN Pres./Program Operations & Affiliations JERRY LOPES said, "It's important we build on the momentum from the 2012 presidential election when record number of African-Americans showed up at the polls to vote."
NAACP Pres/CEO CORNELL WILLIAMS BROOKS stated, "Voting is not a social luxury; it is our civic responsibility. Ensuring that all Americans have access to the ballot box protects the bedrock of our democracy. For the 2012 election, the NAACP registered more than 374,000 new voters and mobilized 1.2 million citizens to the ballot and we have no intentions of taking these 2014 midterm elections off. We are excited to partner with AURN and NABOB in galvanizing a strong turnout from communities of color this NOVBEMBER."
NABOB Exec. Dir. JAMES WINSTON added, " We are pleased to be a part of this important campaign. We will use our considerable influence to make sure every Urban-formatted radio station in the country airs these messages and will make them available to stations at our upcoming conference in WASHINGTON, D.C."
NAACP Board Chair ROSLYN BROCK and Pres./CEO CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS will voice the 30-second messages encouraging African-Americans to register to vote up through the registration deadline of OCTOBER 6th -- then to vote on election day NOVEMBER 4th.
Stations can access the radio messages by going to http://webftp.aurn.com; user name-GOTV/password-vote 2014. Phase one of the campaign will be available through OCT. 6th and phase 2 for election day will become available on Oct. 7th.