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Oct 5, 2022

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION LAUNCHES ‘POWER OF THE BALLOT’ COMEDY TOUR AND WEEKENDS OF ORGANIZING TO ENERGIZE BLACK VOTERS AHEAD OF MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Washington, DC (October 5, 2022) – On Friday, October 7th, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will officially launch its Unity ’22 GOTV (Get Out the Vote) Comedy Tour and Organizing Weekends in Cleveland, Ohio, marking the start of a 30-day push of GOTV weekend organizing activations in nine markets in key battleground states; Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus OH; Detroit and Kalamazoo, MI; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; and Atlanta, GA.

Every tour stop will engage NCBCP/Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) affiliates and state convener networks and Unity ’22 partners to maximize voter contact in Black communities in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  The tours will include the BWR “Power of the Ballot Evening of Comedy Night” and a number of weekend activations that entail phone banking, door-to-door & neighborhood canvassing, text banking, souls to the polls activity, “protect our vote Sundays,” literature distribution and more.

The BWR “Power of the Ballot Evening of Comedy Nights” will include opening acts by Black women comedians, special guests and speaking programs with inspirational thought leaders who will share stories and testimonials related to the “Power of Our Voices and Votes.”

The Unity ’22 Campaign is a national and multi-state organizing, non-partisan, integrated voter engagement campaign focused on a number of issues, including increasing Black voter turnout and providing voter protection tools for Black voters to ensure their votes are counted in the 2022 Mid-Term Election.

Tour Dates are as follow:
  • October 7-9, Cleveland, OH
  • October 13 - 15, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA
  • October 20 - 23, Kalamazoo & Detroit, MI
  • October 27 - 30, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, PA

National Partners for tour include: A. Philip Randolph Institute, 100 Black Men of America Inc., AARP, Black Women’s Roundtable, Black Youth Vote, The Collective Education Fund, Family Values @ Work Action, Lawyers committee for civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference for Civil & Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Action Network, National Education Association, National Council of Negro Women, National Urban League, Service Employees International Union, Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote, #WinWithBlackWomen

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.”  The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls’ empowerment arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success. Black Youth Vote is the youth-led civic leadership, training and organizing arm of the NCBCP.
 
The NCBCP Unity ’22 Black Voting & Power Building Campaign is a national and multi-state organizing, non-partisan, integrated voter engagement campaign focused on a number of issues, including increasing Black voter turnout and providing voter protection tools for Black voters to ensure their votes are counted in the 2022 Mid-Term Election. The Unity ’22 Campaign is a diverse group of over 60 national and state-based partner organizations and NCBCP/BWR affiliates and networks in ten states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, MI, MS, OH, PA, VA and DC).  NCBCP launched its Unity ’22 National Campaign in July 2022.  
 
For more information on the NCBCP’s Unity 2022 National Campaign go to unitycampaign.org.

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