Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter to Partner with Paine College for National Voter Registration Day

Posted by lsuggs | 09/23/2013 11:51 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Augusta Delta Sigma Theta Alumna Chapter will hold a voter registration on Tuesday, September 24, 2014 in the Peters Campus Center, in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.  The registration will begin at 11 AM and conclude at 2 PM.

“Many African Americans have fought and even died for the right to vote,” stated Jill Ballesteros. “As the SGA President and active member of the NAACP chapter here at the College, voting is very important and I want to encourage all students to get registered”.
In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they missed a registration deadline or did not know how to register. The primary goal of National Voter Registration Day is to make sure no one is left out.

On September 24, 2013, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing NVRD to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who could not reach otherwise.

“We want to expand widespread access to the ballot box to each eligible citizen and, in this case, to students at Paine College,” stated Iris Angel Little, President of the Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  “It is our hope that students will understand their civic responsibility to vote to elect strong leaders and positively impact public policy.  Individuals who register to vote by October 7, 2013 will be eligible to vote in the November 5, 2013 election”.

For more information on 2013 National Voter Registration Day, please visit http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.



Photo caption: National Voter Registration Day logo.

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