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Stroll to the Poll: Early Voting in Action
East Point/College Park Deltas and the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP Team Up
to Take A Stroll to the Polls
Early Voting in Action!
The East Point/College Park Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in collaboration with the NAACP Atlanta Branch, will put on a "Stroll to the Poll” on Saturday October 27, 2012. Participants will gather at Wayfield Foods located at 3050 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, SW; Atlanta, GA 30311 at 12 noon; and at 1:00 pm, the group will stroll to the Adamsville Recreation Center located at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30311, to cast their votes. This is a rain-or-shine event. The public is invited to join and encouraged to bring family and friends.
The purpose of Stroll to the Poll purpose is to motivate and educate citizens of Atlanta on the importance of voting -- and especially the early vote. “We intend to draw attention to the voting process and to encourage all people in our city to show up at the polls and show out with their voting strength,” said Reverend Joe Flint, chairperson of the Atlanta NAACP’s Voter Education Project.
Community personalities confirmed for the stroll include Dr. R. L. White, president of the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP. Other dignitaries are still being confirmed, to include Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin, State Representative Mable Thomas, State Representative Shelia Jones, and State Senator Horacena Tate, just to name a few.
Members of the East Point/College Park Chapter DST agree, "Stroll to the Polls" is a much needed get out the vote effort and we are so proud to partner with the Atlanta Branch NAACP.”
The NAACP will also be strolling to the polls in other communities with the Deltas and other organizations, elected officials, and churches in Clayton and Fayette Counties on Saturday, October 27th. The goal is to get people to join the group in all three counties to early vote!
Meeting locations, times and voting locations
1. Wayfield Foods Parking Lot
3050 MLK, Jr. Drive, SW
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 MLK, Jr. Drive, SW
2. Parking Lot Across from South Annex
5600 Stonewall Tell Rd.
3. Fayette County Board of Education
210 Stonewall Avenue
Fayette County Elections Office
Fayette County Administrative Office, 140 Stonewall Ave. W
Fayetteville, GA 30214
4. North Clayton Police Precinct
6335 Church Street
Frank Bailey Senior Center
6213 Riverdale Rd.
About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. Officers for the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP include: R. L. White, President; Marie Metze, First Vice President; Lindral Rouse, 2nd Vice President; Robert Johnson, 3rd Vice President; Helen Threat, Secretary; and James Stanley, Treasurer.