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Oct 3, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and The Power of the Ballot Action Fund Announce "Power of the Ballot - We Will Not Be Erased: Vote 2024!!" National Campaign and Florida Tour with Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Campaign Kicks off In Partnership With Over 30 Diverse National and Statewide Florida Organizations in Early Effort to Engage, Mobilize and Empower Black Voters in Preparation for Crucial 2024 Presidential Election Cycle

Media is asked to RSVP for Press Conference HERE 

Jacksonville, FL (Oct 3, 2023) - The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and The Power of the Ballot Action Fund are excited to announce the public launch of its 2024 Black Voter Mobilization Campaign, The "Power of the Ballot - We Will Not Be Erased: Vote 2024!!" National Campaign and Florida Statewide Tour on October 6 – 7, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida, in partnership with the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation and over 30 national and state-based organizations.

Florida Statewide Tour Stops Include:

  • October 6th -7th: Jacksonville
  • October 13th - 14th: Daytona/Brevard County/Orlando/Osceola County/Ocala
  • October 20th - 21st: South Florida/Miami
  • October 27th - 28th: Tallahassee/Gainesville

About the Campaign
The Power of the Ballot “We Won’t Be Erased: Vote in 2024!” National Campaign will launch in four phases beginning in Florida on October 6th and move throughout key battleground states and The South during the 2024 Presidential Primaries in January - May 2024, continue with a Summer of Activism and Voter Education in June - August 2024; and culminate with aggressive voter mobilization (GOTV) for the General Election in September - November 2024. Target states include: FL, GA, MD, MI, OH, PA, VA, AL, LA, MS and SC.

Why Launch in Florida
Florida's recent surge in attacks against rights, freedoms, and democracy, accompanied by a rise in racism, white-nationalism, and hate crimes, paints a concerning picture of the nation's potential future under a fascist government. This campaign seeks to mobilize a diverse coalition to counteract these trends and elect progressive, justice-conscious leadership. Together, the Power of the Ballot National Campaign seeks to resist the anti-woke, anti-Black, racist and sexist policies threatening our nation, by shining a light on Florida.

The Power of the Ballot Campaign is comprised of a multiracial, multigenerational and multi-issue coalition that includes the following:

National Partners: A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, NAACP, National Black Justice Coalition, National Council of Negro Women, National Education Association, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Urban League, #WinWithBlackWomen, 100 Black Men of America.

FL State-Based Partners: AFL-CIO - Space Coast, All About The Ballots, AME Church - Florida District11, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Florida Chapters, Common Cause - Florida, Divine 9 of Brevard County, Dream Defenders, Engage Miami, Faith In Florida, Florida Black Men's Roundtable, Florida Black Women's Roundtable, Florida Black Youth Vote, Florida Education Association, Florida Fair Elections Center, Florida For All, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Florida League of Women Voters, Florida Rising, Florida Student Network, For Our Future Education, Generation Action, Jobs for Justice - Central Florida, NAACP Daytona Branch, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Florida, Planned Parenthood Florida Affiliate, Poder LatinX, SEIU -1199, Southern Poverty Law Center - Florida, VoteRiders Black Alignment Group.

The Power of the Ballot National Campaign will kick-off with a Community Canvass Launch from Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church on Friday October 6th. On Saturday, October 7, the tour will consist of a Power of The Ballot Bus Tour and Canvassing at the Edward Waters University Homecoming, a Press Conference and Stop The Hate, Stop The Violence Spiritual Walk and Black Youth Vote Community Canvass.

Who
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women’s Roundtable, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Youth Vote and 25 other national and state-based organizations.

What
National Campaign Kicks off to mobilize and empower Black voters in preparation for the crucial 2024 Presidential election cycle.

Speakers Include:

  • Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and National Convener of The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR)
  • Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Chair Emeritus, National Council of Negro Women
  • Salandra Benton, Executive Director, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation/FL BWR
  • FL House Representative Angie Nixon
  • FL State Senator Tracie Davis
  • Former FL State Senator Tony Hill
  • Pastor Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church
  • Family members of the Dollar General shooting victims

When
RSVP: Press Must RSVP HERE 

Please See Full FL Tour Schedule for October 6 and 7th below.

The Power of the Ballot “We Won’t Be Erased: Vote in 2024!” National Campaign

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