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Oct 30, 2008

UNITY '08 Election Day Command Center And Watch Party To Feature Live Webcast, Bloggers, And Multimedia Field Reports

Media briefings with state coordinators, screening calls to 866 MYVOTE 1 hotline, and video reports from battleground states will track problems at the polls and monitor black voter turnout

Washington, DC - The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’08 partners will monitor problems at the polls and black voter turnout at their Unity ‘08 Election Day Command Center on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008. National leaders will assemble at the historic National Council of Negro Women’s (NCNW) headquarters, 633 Pennsylvania Ave NW, to receive reports and trends from key battleground states including: OH, FL, VA, NC, PA, GA, LA, MS, MI, MO, AL, AND TX.

Coordinators on the ground will provide updates via conference calls scheduled throughout the day, blogs, and video reports.

Interviews from the command center will stream live at black campaign, and

Comments from Unity ‘08 coordinators will be used on-air on TV One on Election night. Content can be accessed via the NCBCP’s Election Center Toolbar which can be downloaded here.

Scheduled participants in conference calls include field coordinators, political analysts, and NCPCP Unity ’08 partners: Melanie Campbell, NCBCP; Clayola Brown, APRI; Dr. Dorothy I. Height, NCNW; Marc Morial, National Urban League; Dr. Joseph Lowery, The Peoples' Agenda; William Lucy, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Gary Flowers, Black Leadership Forum; Dr. Ronald Walters, University of Maryland; and Dr. Silas Lee, Silas Lee & Associates.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Schedule

Precinct Visits: 6 A.M.– 10 A.M.

Melanie L. Campbell, executive director and CEO of NCBCP, Clayola Brown, president, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Felicia Davis, producer, Just Environment, NCBCP staff, and local volunteers will visit various precincts to monitor the polls in DC, Northern VA, and Maryland.

TIME: 6 A.M. - 10 A.M.
CONTACT: Edrea 818.613.9521

Conference Calls With State Coordinators And National Black Leaders:

Press Call-In Conference Calls: 10:30 A.M.; 1:3O P.M.; 4:30 P.M.; 8:30 P.M. (EST)
(For call in # and pass code RSVP in advance to Edrea Davis @ (202) 659-4929 or

Command Center & "Making History" Watch Party

TIME: 10 A.M. - Until..

National Council of Negro Women Headquarters
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

RSVP in advance to Edrea at (818) 613-9521, (202) 659-4929 or

The Unity ’08 Election Day Command Center is the culmination of the NCBCP’s 18-month Unity ’08 voter registration, education, verification, protection, and get-out-the-vote activities aimed at energizing the black Electorate.

The NCBCP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing black civic engagement and voter participation. Unity ’08 is a coalition of some of the most prestigious organizations working together to turn out a historic number of African American voters in 2008. Campaign partners include: Black Leadership Forum, National Urban League, Black Youth Vote!, National Council of Negro Women, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, American Urban Radio Networks, BET, and 100 Black Men of America, among others.

NOTE: Coordinators and leaders are available for interview.


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