AURN Urges Black America To Vote Early
October 21, 2008 at 11:37 AM (PT)
AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS (AURN) in association with THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION (NCBCP) has initiated a nonpartisan radio campaign designed to ensure African-Americans cast ballots that count on election day.
A number of award-winning actors, musicians and others have agreed to participate in this effort. The list includes actresses ANGELA BASSETT, LISA RAYE, TONIGHT SHOW bandleader KEVIN EUBANKS and singer/actress BRANDY. These stars have all voiced public service announcements urging listeners to vote early or be first in line on election day.
“I am pleased to join hands with UNITY ‘08, a group of prestigious organizations working to protect the rights that our ancestors fought and died for,” said JERRY LOPES, Pres./Program Operations and Affiliations for AURN. “It was also a great opportunity to engage these celebrities and refreshing to see so many who wanted to help in the effort to protect our right to vote. I thank and applaud all of them for donating their time to this vital effort.”
During the first phase of the campaign AURN produced and distributed voter education announcements while NCBCP representatives worked in 18 states registering voters, hosting education forums and ensuring eligible voters verified their registrations.