Our Power, Our Future PAC joined National Voter Registration Day, the largest one-day effort to register voters in the US.
More than 2,000 organizations across the country joined forces on September 27, 2016 to implement grassroots voter registration programs in an effort to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2016 election.
Through its “Black Votes Matter” initiative, Our Power, Our Future PAC worked in preparation of National Voter Day by hosting a Special Registration Deputy training the week prior for the 5th Annual National Voter Registration Day held Tuesday, September 27th.
“With such a nail biting 2016 Presidential election coming up, Our Power, Our Future Inc. is not leaving it to chance that voters will turn out to the polls.” shared Rahim Islam, organizer of Our Power, Our Future PAC.
This single day of coordinated field technology and media efforts is celebrated annually on the 4th Tuesday of September. It serves as a reminder to eligible voters to register, and to check existing registration to ensure it is accurate.
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) was founded in 2012 in response to over six million Americans reporting that they didn’t vote as a result of missing the registration deadline or not knowing how to register. On August 6, 2015, President Obama announced the White House’s official support of NVRD, by joining with state election officials of the nonpartisan National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) that has been championing the holiday since 2012.
NVRD is led by a diverse, non-partisan group including: MTV, the League of Women Voters, Bus Federation, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Fair Elections Legal Network, Nonprofit VOTE, former Elections Administrator in Arizona Tammy Patrick, Secretary of State John Merrill (RAL) and Secretary of State Steve Simon (D -MN). Also lending their support of the day includes Tumblr, MTV, HeadCount, Etsy and Independent Journal Review.
“MTV has a long history of empowering young people to make their voices heard in the political process,” said Ronnie Cho, Vice President and head of MTV Public Affairs. “For the first time, Millennials will make up the largest voting block in a presidential election and are poised to make an impact on the issues they care about most. In an election year with so much at stake for America’s youth, we are proud to be a partner in National Voter Registration Day and continue our decades long commitment to using MTV’s superpowers for good.”
“This election determines our future, and every eligible American deserves a seat at the table,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “League volunteers will be on the ground on September 27 to help voters get registered and ready for Election Day. No matter who you are, or what issues you care about most, National Voter Registration Day is for you.”
About Our Power, Our Future PAC
Our Power, Our Future is a political conduit working to increase voter turnout specifically in the African American community. Through our “Black Votes Matter” initiative we have worked to provide voter information and education to increase awareness and knowledge as it relates to election processes.
About National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September by thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses and elected officials from all over the country. This single day of coordinated grassroots, digital and media efforts is aimed at creating a pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities – reaching hundreds of thousands of new voters who would not register otherwise. Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to learn about events in your area or to use the online tools to learn about getting registered in your state.