WE MADE A STATEMENT!
In support of our national #AlphasVoteFirst campaign, brothers of Eta Tau Lambda chapter met at the Akron Board of Elections to participate in early voting…to vote first! We were asked by one of the workers who we were and the reason we were all there. One of the brothers replied, “We are Alphas, and we take our responsibility for voting seriously.” Bro. DuBois, one of the members voting, said it best, “I vote for the people whose shoulders I stand on who died for my right to vote!”
Stay up-to-date on the movement and LIKE Akron Votes on Facebook at facebook.com/AkronVotes. We are solidifying partners and working out some of the educational messages to send out soon. Within the next two weeks, we hope to have the schedule for the AkronVotes LIVE sessions.
Any questions or comments – do not hesitate to contact Bro. N.J. Akbar at 313-478-4640.
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990’s, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.