Congressional Black Caucus Members to host Nationwide “For the People” Voter Protection Events on National Voter Registration Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       September 21, 2012
Communications Director: Ayofemi Kirby

Congressional Black Caucus Members to host Nationwide “For the People” Voter Protection Events on National Voter Registration Day

WASHINGTON, DC – On September 25, 2012, National Voter Registration Day, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members will host a series of coordinated events across the country to ensure their communities are prepared to vote on Election Day.

Community leaders, local and state elected officials, will join Congressional Black Caucus Members in their districts as a part of the “For the People” Voter Protection initiative that brings attention to block the vote efforts, like restrictive voter ID laws, that may impede as many as 5 million people from registering to vote and/or from casting a ballot this November.

At least 34 states have introduced laws that would require voters to show photo identification in order to vote and at least 12 states have introduced laws that would require proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, to register to vote or to vote. The states that have already cut back on voting rights provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 – 63 percent of the 270 needed to win the presidency.

The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to ensuring that no eligible voter is turned away from the ballot box during early voting and on Election Day.

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the following CBC Members are scheduled to host voter protection events:

CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO – 05)
Grand Hall of Union Station
30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Time: 10am – 11am CST
Contact: Mary Petrovic,

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA – 09)
Alameda County Registrar of Voters
12th and Oak Street
Oakland, CA 34612
Time: 11am – 1pm PT
Contact: Katherine Jolly,

Congressman James Clyburn (SC – 06) with Special Guest, Rev. Al Sharpton
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center
2101 Walker Solomon Way
Columbia, SC 29201
Time: 10 – 11:30am ET
Contact: Hope Derrick,

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX – 18)
Palm Center Courtroom Annex
5300 Griggs Road, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77021
Time: 11am – 1pm CST
Contact: Michael McQuerry,

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH – 11)
Cuyahoga Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
Time: 11am – 1pm ET
Contact: Belinda Prinz,

Congressman Al Green (TX-09)
4814 Almeda Road
Houston, Tx 77004
Time: 4 – 8pm CST
Contact: Kevin Dancy,  

Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL – 23)
Office of Congressman Alcee Hastings
2701 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm ET
Contact: Ian Wolf,

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4)
Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Time: 11am CT
Contact: Nicole Williams or Stacy Cox,

Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD – 7)
Parlett L. Moore Library Quad
Coppin State University
2500 West North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21216
Time: 12:30pm
Contact: Safiya Simmons,

Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA- 02) – TWO LOCATIONS
Albany Government Center
222 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
Time: 8:30am ET


Columbus Government Center
100 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
Time: 5pm ET
Contact: Maxwell Gigle,

Congressmen John Lewis (GA – 05), David Scott (GA -13), and Hank Johnson (GA – 04)
Georgia State Capitol – Washington Street Side
206 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Time: 11am  – 1pm ET
Contact: Brenda Jones,

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX – 30)
Dallas County High Schools except the I.S.D.’s of Highland Park and Mesquite
Dallas County, Texas
Time: 10am – 2pm CST
Contact: Collin Chlebak,

For more information about the Congressional Black Caucus’ Voter Protection Initiative, visit


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