Chairman Roslyn Brock and Michael Eric Dyson speak at A Virginia Rally to honor Four Little Girls
This past Saturday, NAACP held a voter registration drive and rally in Alexandria, Virginia in partnership with Alfred Street Baptist Church and the Northern Virginia Coalition of Black Civic Participation. Church members nationwide have pledged to register 16 voters to honor the memory of the four little girls who were killed on September 15, 1963 when the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan. The registration drive focuses on vulnerable voting populations such as people of color, low-income communities and senior citizens.
During the event, NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson delivered remarks and reminded the crowd about the importance of making sure that everyone in their life – mothers, husbands, wives, neighbors, friends—are registered to vote this election season so that our voices will be heard at the polls this November. Their words inspired volunteers to keep fighting the good fight and to keep working on educating voters on protecting their right to vote.
Chairman Brock made a call out to parishioners who wish to continue to stay civically engaged—she asked that they text VOTE to 62227 to receive vital information about voting rights from the NAACP.
Have you registered? Go to ThisIsMyVote.org to register today.