Jesse Jackson visited Atlanta Technical College to speak to students about organizing themselves to take advantage of Early Voting in Georgia on Monday, October 15th.
Jesse Jackson said that he wanted to, "see a line wrapped around the building (on Monday)." Make a statement, organize your class and flood the downtown early voting poll center in mass. Jackson told the students, that they will "make the news," and the whole country will see how serious you are about taking control of your futures.
Over 100 students gathered in the auditorium to hear the message and cheer with excitement from hearing the legendary civil rights hero speak directly to them. Many signed up to join Rainbow PUSH, Rev. Jesse Jackson's non-profit organization, while others were told to Text PUSH to 95323 to join and connect with the organization.
4 years after the unprecedented election of President Obama, people admit that the same excitement is not there, but events like these show that there are still a large number of seriously engaged voters that support the President and the mission of getting more voters to the polls.
In Georgia, early voting begins Monday, October 15th. You are urged to take advantage of the early vote, so that you can avoid long lines, stress, and can attend on your own schedule.
Voters can cast their ballots at one of the six locations:
-Adamsville Recreational Center (3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311)
-Buckhead Library (269 Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305)
-Fulton County Government Center (130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303)
-North Fulton Service Center (7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232, Sandy Springs 30350)
-Ocee Library (5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005)
-South Fulton Service Center (5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park, GA 30349)
Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday Voting will be offered at all six locations on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.