Video: Texas Southern Chapter of the NAACP Marches to the Polls on Election Day
Posted on November 05, 2010 by By Eric Wingerter, Director of Web Campaigns & New Media
This year the Texas Southern NAACP Chapter, along with classmates, community members and local branch members marched to their local polling place to ensure their voice will be heard in this year’s mid-term election.
They began with a parade around campus to rally students before hitting the streets en route to the poll site. Chanting “Erase hate with Hope, Get out and Vote", and singing " Lift Ev’ry Voice," the students attracted more than 60 marchers and several car followers. Watch the video:
Prior to the Election Day, the University registered over 300 students to vote. As chapter secretary Quincy Bates put it, “It was important to our chapter to encourage as many student voters as possible because many felt their vote would make a difference. The youth turned out in numbers in 2008 and we felt it was our obligation to do so again in 2010!”