Alpha Kappa Alpha Implements Massive Get Out the Vote Campaign
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Chicago, Illinois – September 20, 2008 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is mobilizing its members in an aggressive Get Out the Vote campaign. Triggered by what its international president Barbara A. McKinzie characterizes as a "historic election," members are fanning out to every community, neighborhood and block to educate, register and provide any service that will ensure a massive showing of voters on Election Day, November 4.
Led by the Sorority's Connection Committee, whose chair is Vanessa Rogers Long, members are forming partnerships, building coalitions and educating communities to be vigilant about schemes aimed at suppressing the vote.
Rogers Long said that the communities are excited and voter registration is at a high peak because they grasp the critical importance of this Election.
The nationwide campaign encompasses the sorority's 10 regions, several of which include states that are highly contested. The South Atlantic Region is comprised of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, which is considered an intense battleground state.
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