voter registration

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to the Chairman of Political Action at NAACP Atlanta, Ray McClendon. The Georgia Legislature is about to open for the 2021 session. After recent elections in Georgia with record participation, the Governor and other top state republicans are talking about changes to the absentee voting rules and returning to our reputation as the Voter Suppression State.  

This is the last Saturday before the January 5th Georgia Senate Run-off elections. I reached out to Maynard Eaton, an Emmy award-winning local journalist, a journalism professor, and the current National Director of Communications for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to speak about what voting in a run-off election means. 

Eaton shares that his family has relocated to Indianapolis, where his wife picked up work during the Pandemic. Like most of us, he's zooming, working remotely, and being careful of COVID-19. 

I once heard someone say "believe that better is out there!"  I've never forgotten that comment.  When you think about it "YOU"  are the "better!"  By registering to vote and then exercising your right to vote "YOU" are believing that your community can be made better, your children's children's future can be made more vibrant and that "YOU" have the power to make it happen!  Join me and your WCLK family on Saturday, October 6th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The deadline to register to vote in the November election, including the presidential vote, is Tuesday, October 11. On The Local Take we are featuring various voter registration efforts between now and the registration deadline.  Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 a.m., I'll speak with Jerry Gonzalez, executive director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO ).

Georgia and Atlanta will hold a General Primary Election, Non-Partisan General Election, and a Special Runoff Election on Tuesday, May 24. The deadline to register to vote in the May 24 election is Tuesday, April 26th.  Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK  I'll talk with Karlise Grier from The League of Women Voters Atlanta-Fulton County. They are celebrating 95 years in support of informed voting.  When women were granted the right to vote, the League of Women Voters was formed to educate women about their rights and inform them about candidates and legislation. Today The League of Women Voters is still very active, providing registration opportunities and election guides to all people.  

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