GEORGIA NAACP AND BLACK VOTING RIGHTS GROUPS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL VOTER REGISTRATION TOUR
-ATLANTA, GA- On September 20, 2022, The Georgia NAACP, Geogria Stand Up, Black Voters Matter, Black Push, and numerous voting rights organizations pulled up to Morehouse College for the final stop of the Black Youth Renaissance Tour. The Tour made its rounds throughout the State of Georgia in an effort to register and mobilize Young Black Voters ahead of the November Midterm Election. Early that day, the Georgia NAACP Youth and College Division and other organizations that created the Black Youth Renaissance Tour, hosted Ben & Jerry's to announce the nation-wide mobilization student voters throughtout the South. Ben & Jerry unveiled a new flavor called a Change Is Brewing and the partnership with voting rights groups.
The Tour made stops at Albany State, Fort Valley State, Savannah State, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Barnesville, and Americus, Georgia. The Voting Rights groups were successful in registering over 100 new young voters and preparing to mobilize thousands of currently registered students and young people.
"Black youth are the voices of the street and the future of this country," said Georgia Stand Up Youth Organizer Alivia Duncan.
"We are dedicated to reaching the young voters, empowering them to be the voices of today and tell them that they are leaders of tomorrow," said Georgia NAACP State Director Amari Fennoy.
Even though the tour concluded on September 20th, the Voting rights groups plan to coordinate and mobilize for the early voting period on October 17th and Election Day on November 8th. The Georgia NAACP plans coordinate with its partners from the Tour and other Voting Rights groups to mobilize in the same fashion as in 2020 and 2021.
Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs stated, "We are just getting started on organizing, strategizing, and mobilizing the Voice of the People. We must continue to power them to the polls."