Can you believe that we are just 3 days away from Election Day? I can relate to the late Nipsey Hussle when he said that anything worth having and remembering takes a Marathon and not a sprint. Our voter registration and advocacy efforts have definitely been a marathon-worthy effort across all of Georgia’s 159 counties. So…Pardon me while I take a minute to humbly brag on behalf of the dope and hard-working team here at the New Georgia Project (NGP), because we have registered over 50,000 Georgians since January. We refused to let a global pandemic, civil unrest and several attempts at voter (and cultural) suppression stop us. But we turned our disappointment and frustration into power to push us through—to touch Georgians who needed to know their voices matter and that those voices need to be heard through their votes.
Georgia leads the nation with a 34% increase in voter registration, and I’m confident that NGP’s efforts were instrumental in both this increase and pushing Georgia’s early voting numbers to over 1.5 million. This is already more than a 150% increase compared to the entire early voting period in 2016. We as a state and people are making history! Thank you to everyone of our dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and supporters. None of this—and I mean absolutely none of it—is possible without you!
Listen, there is still work to do and donned in our NGP-branded “Eat. Sleep. Organize. Vote. Repeat.” hoodies, “Sock the Vote” socks and PPE, we will be in these streets heavy as we cross the finish line on Election Day. We are offering free rides to the polls in the metro Atlanta area and in the cities of Macon, Augusta, Savannah and Albany. Please, please, please spread the word about this free shuttle service. Give us a call at 1-800-874-1541 to secure your ride. Scheduled rides will include PPE, temperature checks and sanitizer.
You know at NGP we are organizers at the core and lovers of all things “culture,” which is why I’m super geeked about our 12-hour, live-streamed “Twitch the Vote” event. Set for Election Day, Nov. 3, this unmatched event will include live gaming, election coverage, celebrity performances, guest hosts and more. Sign up here.
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Friends, I really hope that you can feel my energy, because it’s “Go Time!” The next time we chat it up in the CEO Connection we will be on the other side of this election, and one thing I do know is that despite the election results we as a people, organization and protectors of our Democracy made history and did all that we could.
Until then, stay safe, aware, involved and contact NGP for anything!