ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Urban League’s massive Get Out The Vote campaign is underway. The “Reclaim Your Vote-Protest To Power” is a partnership with the National Urban League, NAACP, BET (Black Entertainment Television) and the Divine 9 (national Black fraternities and sororities).
The campaign will be a full 30-day non-partisan campaign designed to turn out the vote. Volunteers will partner with organizations to conduct rallies, phone banks, and voter education about the issues and candidates.
The campaign will feature shirts, door hangers, palm cards, face masks and buttons. Watson L. Haynes, president and CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League, said, “A massive turnout at the polls will give the people the chance to voice their real choices for elected officials from the top of the ballot to the bottom.”
Others involved in the effort include NULITES (National Urban League Incentives To Excel and Succeed) 10-18-year-old, Urban League Young Professionals 20-45 years old and the Urban League Guild 40 and over.
Persons or organizations interested in participating or volunteering should go to the website at www.pcul.org.
About the Pinellas County Urban League
Founded in 1977, the Pinellas County Urban League is the premier social service and civil rights organization in Pinellas County. It is one of the National Urban League’s networks of nonprofit, community-based affiliates located in the United States.