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NAACP and March for Our Lives Team for National Voter Registration Campaign

August 2, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (August 2, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, will partner with the leaders of the March For Our Lives (#NeverAgain) movement to register young people to vote this summer.

On March 24, 2018, almost 1,000 of NAACP’s student activists lined the streets of the National Mall during the historic March For Our Lives rally to demand that their safety and lives become a national priority. That historic day marked the beginning of a partnership between the NAACP and March for Our Lives.

Now, in the lead up to the midterm elections, the two organizations will once again join hands in the Road to Change Tour where the student leaders of the March For Our Lives campaign are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote.

The #NeverAgain movement was established by about 20 student survivors of the February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. These students are using their summer break to travel to cities where the NRA has contributed to prominent politicians, thegoal is to elect lawmakers who support gun reform.The tour will be making stops in a number of cities including Atlanta, GA, Charlottesville, VA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and several others.

“The March for Our Lives Rally was an opportunity to move forward in reducing gun violence and making our communities safer,” said Tiffany Dena Loftin, National Director of the NAACP’s Youth and College Division.  “This Road to Change Tour is a true opportunity to mobilize young Black people,” she added. “The NAACP is committed to letting policymakers and elected officials know in a powerful way,  that young people across the country are prepared to exercise both their voice and their votes on the issue of public safety.”

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

 

Contact: Rachel Johnson – rjohnson@naacpnet.org

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