Young Voter

Archive for February

Budget Protest Rally in Milwaukee, Saturday at 1pm

If there has ever been a time that our generation needs to be united, organized and educated, NOW is that time. One of the populations that will be most affected by the changes being proposed at the capitol are young people.

This is our defining moment to stand up and fight.  Join Us!

Back to the Future: Stand Up Speak Up
Budget Protest Rally

Saturday, February 26th, 1:00 - 2:30pm
MLK and North Ave, Milwaukee
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Block Party!

The third annual AUC “Block Party” was a perfect place for us to engage collegiate youth about the democratic process as well as to recruit volunteers for upcoming projects in the community. The event was held at the Perdue Lot on the campus of Morehouse College from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Students were in attendance from Clark Atlanta University & Spelman College as well. There were several activities and games for the young scholars to participate in.

The DJ issued our charge for attendees to find unregistered voters at the “Block Party” and bring them to our LYVEF table-several of them turned this challenge into a competitive game. Check out the photos in the slideshow below!

Pittsburgh Community Cleanup

In memory of Dr. MLK, The League of Young Voters in GA decided to be of service to all mankind and contribute to improving a community. City Council member Cleta Winslow of District 4 along with several churches and organizations coordinated a two day clean up for “The Pittsburgh Community”, an impoverished, drug-infested, prostitution-populated and high risk home invasion neighborhood.

The Community Cleanup produced over forty volunteers that completed landscape beautification operations such as raking leaves, shoveling ice from sidewalks, picking up debris, and cutting down shrubs & bushes. Some of the most frequent items I bagged up to be discarded were cigarette boxes, needles, potato chip bags, used condoms, and juice cartons.

During the debrief one resident stated, “improving the appearance was the key to changing the negative reputation associated with the Pittsburgh community.” The 30 year Pittsburgh community native emphasized that “new property investors, banks and business were turned away from helping the community expand because of how poorly it looked.” He told a heart breaking story of how one of the local grocery stores had recently sold him Bologna that was over six months old; he did not realize the product was outdated until after he returned home.

The League Of Young Voters Education Fund will actively be involved in the Pittsburgh Community’s  improvement and will host several voter registration drives.

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Atlanta LYVEF’s State of the Union Party

On January 25th, during President Obama’s State of the Union address, the League hosted a unique live panel called State of the Union: Roadmap to Progress. We’ve assembled an amazing team of organizers, political minds and entertainers tthat discussed President Obama’s speech live on Ustream. We flooded the Internet with Tweets (#BarackTalk) and Facebook updates to get the word out that the next generation’s needs cannot be ignored. Too much is going on for us to not be involved in the conversation and that’s why we are going to show the world that our generation is paying attention.

The Georgia chapter hosted a live viewing of the panel & speech at iLounge in East Atlanta. The objective was to bring young people together to party and politick. What’s wrong with partying with a purpose? Business Cards, Laptops & Martini’s on deck!

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