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Newark NAACP to Host Community Meeting: Voting and Beyond

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“Our democracy is more under threat today than in recent history of this country and that is why we are holding an important virtual community mass meeting – to bring together people to talk about voting rights and voter suppression, and share their perspective on why we should vote in the November election and every election, ”said Deborah Smith Gregory, president of the Newark branch of the NAACP.

On Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., the Newark branch will host a community mass meeting titled “Defending Our Democracy: Beyond the Ballot Box”. You can view the virtual panel discussion by visiting the NAACP Newark Branch Facebook LIVE page. You can also call 973 624-6400 for any questions before the virtual meeting.

The community meeting will feature a discussion between four representative experts in the field of voting and election matters. Panelists participated in a number of community and civic programs to educate the masses on the importance of the vote, voting rights, the electoral process, redistribution and more.

The following people will be presenting: Linda McDonald Carter, Esq, Association of Black Women Lawyers – NJ; Michael Strom, director of the Newark Leadership program; Kimberly Holmes, Esq., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – North Jersey Alumnae Chapter and Dele Oladapo, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity – Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter. Ali McBride, co-chair of the Newark NAACP Civic Engagement Committee (CEC), will moderate the discussion, according to CEC co-chair Debra Chandler.

According to Newark NAACP President Smith-Gregory, “Voting rights are under attack and voter suppression has become the norm in many states – which is why voter education and civic education must become the norm in many states. topics for mainstream discussion and action on a regular basis, not just during an election. ”Ms. Smith-Gregory added.

The Newark branch is the oldest and largest branch of the NAACP and the only branch with a brick and mortar headquarters to address issues of fairness and justice for the citizens of Newark. For more information on the community mass meeting, call the Newark NAACP at 973-624-6400.