Monday, August 15, 2016
Planned Parenthood Will Start Registering Voters At Its Clinics
The Huffington Post (August 5, 2016): Planned Parenthood Will Start Registering Voters At Its Clinics, by Laura Bassett:
A new campaign launched by Planned Parenthood called "My Vote, My Voice" aims to engage voters by helping patients of the non-partisan organization register to vote. The volunteer-based effort will register voters at Planned Parenthood clinics, as well as on college campuses and online. The campaign hopes to specifically engage voters that are otherwise commonly disenfranchised in the American political system:
The launch of the campaign is tied to the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act― a 1965 law that aimed to protect African-Americans from legal barriers that affected their right to vote.
“Our purpose is to engage historically disenfranchised communities,” said Erin Carhart, the Planned Parenthood manager of youth organizing. “Our hope is to encourage folks to participate in democracy.”