Vote Nov 2: Our future depends on it
Nayaba Arinde | 4/12/2011, 5:27 p.m.
"This is a life-or-death vote, we must come out to the polls on November 2. It is imperative for our future," said Freedom Party gubernatorial candidate Charles Barron, About to celebrate Black solidarity on Monday, November 1, the Brooklyn councilman said, "We need voting solidarity on Black Solidarity Day, then on Election Day we can establish the Freedom Party and demand our fair share of government power and resources, to deal with issues like the high unemployment, health disparities and high infant mortality and low life expectancy in our Black and Latino communities. We can have a line to put up other Black and Latino candidates. We can pick the next mayor or governor, and we can hold the two party system accountable to our communities."
Meanwhile, the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch, along with the New York State Office of General Services and the United Missionary Baptist Association are sponsoring a GOTV Voter Awareness Ecumenical Event on the Plaza of the Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. this Saturday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
So as November 2 comes ever closer, keep your eyes on the prize and remember to get out and vote. And for those interested in getting involved in get-out-the-vote efforts, log on to http://action.naacp.org/GOTV.
"Call 10 people. Help them understand why it is so vitally important to exercise their constitutional right," said Jealous.