Unit Member Florence Stewart is coordinating the Voter Registration effort for the PW NAACP. A number of volunteers are needed if we are to be successful in reaching out to the community to contact and help register unregistered voters. Florence has developed a form to recruit volunteers to assist with a number of activities. Click here to access a form to use in volunteering to help with this important effort. Please review the form and complete it by identifying areas in which you are willing to assist. Upon completion, please e-mail the form to PoliticalAction@pwnaacp.org.
The Ebenezer Baptist Church is sponsoring a Health Fair and Blood Drive on Saturday, 16 July 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The address is 13020 Telegraph Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (corner of Telegraph and Minnieville Roads). Phone number is (703) 494-2669. The purpose of the Health Fair is to promote a healthier lifestyle for people in our community. There will be a blood pressure screening station, information on health related issues and much much more. Please consider stopping by this worthwhile community event. Admission is FREE. The flyer describing the Health Fare can be accessed here. The Blood Drive flyer can be accessed here.
We are also looking for members to represent the PWCNAACP at our information table during the event. If you can spare an hour on Saturday, 16 July 2016 between the hours of 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, please contact Karl Brower at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your availability. Setup will begin at 8:00 AM. Karl will be there from 9:00-11:00. Thank you for your consideration.
The Prince William County Office of Elections produced a Voter Education Notice which can be accessed by clicking here. (A copy of this notice can also be accessed from the “Resources” tab on the main menu of this website).
The pamphlet explains that by law, voters are entitled to vote by absentee ballot, and these absentee ballots must be counted by Office of Election on Election Day. You are encouraged to use this procedure thus avoiding waiting in line to vote.
The pamphlet also includes “6 tips for voting success” which you should know before you go to vote.
Finally, information is provided on how to access the Virginia Department of Elections online Citizens Portal where you can check your voter record, confirm your polling place, apply for an absentee ballot and see your sample ballot.
Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes.
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