VOTER EDUCATION / REGISTRATION PROGRAM
“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 has 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.
[Verify with your secretary of state, county recorder or parish office your voting registration status and/or questions.]
Federal Election Commission (Quick Answers)
You can’t do anything unless you are sure that YOU are registered to vote:
Go to nationalvoterregistrationday.org and register to vote. Sometimes brothers move from place to place and don’t get registered right away. We understand, but now is the time.
Check with your loved ones see if they have registered.
Your wife or (voting age) child might have moved with you.
What about your co-workers? Church members? Chapter brothers? Are they registered to vote?
Take a second to ask them. If not, let them use your computer (and printer). Together go to nationalvoterregistrationday.org. Encourage them to share what they learned and help others by forward the link so they can pass it on!
If this suggestion isn’t helpful you can always go to http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/.
REMEMBER: wear your Alpha gear and take plenty of pictures. Scroll up to the top of this page and download the official “First of All, We Vote™” logo and make shirts and other items that help get the word out. [This logo is for chapter usage only and not for resale.]Are you a college brother or do you know a college brother looking to make an impact on campus but needs more information?
Go to the Student Vote Project and click on “Getting Started.” This site is a wealth of information for college brothers like you or contact the A Voteless People is a Hopeless People Committee at email@example.com for more information.
Want to see the voter registration toolkit for non-profits?
Visit www.nonprofitvote.org for other methods to educate others about voting in their state.
Did you know some states are enacting voter registration laws making it increasingly difficult for citizens to vote?
Find out how and stay current with laws in your state here, National Urban League: View Your Rights. [Verify with your secretary of state, county recorder or parish office your voting registration status and/or questions.]
TELL EVERYONE YOU CAN TO REGISTER TO VOTE, AND VOTE. REMEMBER, A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS TRULY A HOPELESS PEOPLE.
For additional information, contact the A Voteless People is a Hopeless People Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you and your chapter are approved in your state to do a Voter Registration Drive (VRD), then you are ready to enter the fight to register voters. If you are not registered to do a VRD, don’t worry. You can still make an impact by partnering with other organizations and assisting their voter registration efforts.
For additional information, contact: email@example.com