With Less Than a Week to the Election, Common Joins the NAACP to Call on Black Georgians to Vote
BALTIMORE, MD – Today, the NAACP released a new ad featuring award-winning actor, rapper, and writer Common that will run in Georgia between now and the January 5th Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections.
The ad is part of the civil rights organization’s efforts to engage and mobilize Black voters throughout the state and carry the overarching message of the NAACP’s “Black Voices Change Lives” campaign, an unprecedented campaign to persuade and mobilize Black voters in the 2020 General Election.
“This election cycle is not over and we must continue to do everything we can to make sure the voices of Black voters are heard,” said Derrick Johnson, President of the NAACP. “Already more than 2 million Georgians have voted despite the continued assault we continue to see on our voting rights in Georgia and Washington. If we are to effectuate change in our community and country, we need Black voters to show up to the polls. Our lives continue to depend on making our voices heard and we cannot and will not be silenced.”
Script from the ad:
In November, you sent a clear message to the rest of the country.
A message that made history and changed the future.
In cities and towns in this great state
Black people harnessed their power
And said loud and clear.
Enough is Enough.
Now, we need you to do it again.
To use your power at the polls on January 5th.
Like your life depends on it.
For more information on the “Black Voices Change Lives” campaign and to listen to the ad, visit the website.
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Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
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NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.