Statement from National Action Network on National Voter Registration Day—
For Immediate Release
September 22, 2015
Contact: Nell O’Connor
Statement from National Action Network on National Voter Registration Day
(NEW YORK, NY) – The following is a statement form Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network:
“For over fifty years, we have fought to ensure that every person, no matter their race, gender, or physical ability, has the right to fully participate in the Democratic process that governs our great nation. Today, on National Voter Registration Day, we ask men and women across the United States to go out and register to vote.
“Over the last several years, we have seen countless attempts to enact discriminatory laws that would serve to impede and prohibit minorities from being a part of the electoral process. These cowardly attempts at quieting the voices of thousands of Americans should only drive us forward on our quest to make sure that every person who is eligible to vote is allowed to do so.
“We encourage every American to go out and register today, or to make sure that their voter registration is up to date. Now, more than ever before, it is essential that every American is able to place their vote and make their voice heard.”
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