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Oct 12, 2022

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION TAKES THE SOUTHERN LEG OF ITS 30-DAY UNITY ’22 ‘POWER OF THE BALLOT’ GOTV COMEDY TOUR AND ORGANIZING WEEKEND TO THE CITY OF ATLANTA, CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY AND CLAYTON COUNTY, GA

Washington, DC (October 12, 2022) – On Friday, October 14th, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), in partnership with its state affiliates and partners, The Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable, Georgia Stand-UP, Clayton County GA Black Women’s Roundtable, HBCU Green Fund, Black Male Initiative, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame & NCBCP Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Institute @ CAU, will bring its Unity ’22 “Power of the Ballot” 30-Day GOTV (Get Out the Vote) National Comedy Tour & Organizing Weekend (Unity ’22 National GOTV Tour) to the City of Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University & Clayton County, GA.

The Unity ’22 National “Power of the Ballot” GOTV Tour & Organizing Weekends are being held in five battleground states including: Cleveland & Columbus, OH; Metro Atlanta, GA; Metro Detroit/Pontiac and Kalamazoo, MI; Pittsburgh/Mon Valley and Greater Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, Daytona/Volusia & Brevard County, FL. The NCBCP Unity ’22 National GOTV Tour kicked off in Ohio the weekend of October 7th – 9th and ends on the weekend before election day (November 4th – 6th).

The Unity ’22 National GOTV Tour goals are to celebrate and lift up the leaders, organizers and activists doing the hard Black civic engagement work on the ground, by providing them with a night of fun & comedy; and to help increase Black voter turnout in OH, FL, GA, MI, PA.  The 30-day GOTV activations include organizing a BWR “Power of the Ballot” evening of comedy & GOTV rally; door-to-door neighborhood canvassing; text banking; gospel & souls to the polls early voting mobilizations; “Protect our Vote Sundays;” literature distribution; and more. The Unity ’22 GOTV National Tour is powered by AARP, NEO Philanthropy/State Infrastructure Fund, National Education Association, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the The Kapor Center.

The Metro Atlanta Unity ’22 Debate Watch Party & “Power of the Ballot” GOTV Rally and Evening of Comedy will take place on October 14th hosted by IBEW Local 613 in the auditorium located at 501 Pulliam Street, in Atlanta, GA. The organizing weekend will begin with a GOTV Rally from 7:00 pm until 7:30 pm, followed by Comedy Show from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm, featuring award-winning Black women comediennes—Meshelle “The Indie-Mom” of Comedy, BPhlat, and Erin Jackson. 

“Power of the Ballot” GOTV Rally speakers include: Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and National Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable; Christina Cue, Unity 22 National Campaign Manager, NCBCP; Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda; Deborah Scott, CEO of Georgia Stand-UP;  Felicia Davis, Managing Director at HBCU Green Fund; and other Georgia community leaders. 

GEORGIA UNITY ’22 CAMPAIGN
GOTV ORGANIZING WEEKEND SCHEDULE 
 
Friday, October 14, 2022
 
7:00 PM: Debate Watch Party & “Power of the Ballot” GOTV Rally and Evening of Comedy
IBEW Local 613 Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30312
Doors open at 6:30 pm, EST and showtime is 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, EST. 
Admission is FREE

Saturday, October 15, 2022
 
10:00AM: Neighborhood Canvassing in Clayton County
Meeting Point: Starr Park
5031 Park Avenue
Forest Park, GA 30297
 
1:00PM: BYV! GOTV Homecoming Tailgating @ Clark Atlanta University 
NCBCP Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Institute @ CAU
672 Beckwith Street, SW, Unit #7
Atlanta, GA 30314

Sunday, October 16, 2022
 
AM: BWR GOTV Gospel Brunch & Early Voting Rally
@ Georgia Stand Up, the Movement Center
By Invitation Only

NCBCP Unity ’22 GOTV Tour national and state partners include: Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, FL Black Women’s Roundtable, FL Black Youth Vote, A. Philip Randolph Institute, All About the Ballots, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc., HUGS Community Services, Family Values @ Work Action, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, League of Women Voters USA, NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense Fund,  National Action Network, National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, National Education Association, National Council of Negro Women, National Urban League, Nelson’s Outreach Ministries, Poder Latinx, Prophetic Women Power Rising, Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote, The Collective Education Fund, and #WinWithBlackWomen. 

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