Voice to the Voiceless in 2020

Today is election day! You must get your ballot in to be counted. Here's how:

  


This is an almost entirely Vote By Mail Election so everyone who receives a ballot needs to fill it out and bring or send it in right away.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

   Steps to voting by mail

 

 

 


  

You can bring your ballot to an official drop box in your area.

Here are the DROP BOX locations in each county in the Second District:

If you are registered and have not received a ballot in the mail, you must go to your polling location on Election day and ask for a ballot. 

Go here to find your polling location.

  

 

 

Watch one of these videos with local leaders on how to fill out and mail in your ballot
 

We've partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan When We All Vote.

We've registered thousands of new voters in South Jersey, especially in the highly competitive 2nd Congressional District.

NOW WE MUST ALL VOTE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO VOTE 

 


Join our Campaign Now and get OutVote Texting and Open Virtual Phone Banking (Openvpb) to start making calls and sending texts to registered voters in your area.


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Voice to the Voiceless

Today is election day! You must get your ballot in to be counted. Here's how:

  


This is an almost entirely Vote By Mail Election so everyone who receives a ballot needs to fill it out and bring or send it in right away.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

   Steps to voting by mail

 

 

 


  

You can bring your ballot to an official drop box in your area.

Here are the DROP BOX locations in each county in the Second District:

If you are registered and have not received a ballot in the mail, you must go to your polling location on Election day and ask for a ballot. 

Go here to find your polling location.

  

 

 

Watch one of these videos with local leaders on how to fill out and mail in your ballot
 

We've partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan When We All Vote.

We've registered thousands of new voters in South Jersey, especially in the highly competitive 2nd Congressional District.

NOW WE MUST ALL VOTE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO VOTE 

 


Join our Campaign Now and get OutVote Texting and Open Virtual Phone Banking (Openvpb) to start making calls and sending texts to registered voters in your area.


  https://buildingoneamerica.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=18

 

 

Steps to Vote by Mail for November 3

 

 

 

 

Steps to Vote by Mail 

Follow the instructions below or check out one of these videos on how to VOTE BY MAIL

 

 

1. Choose your candidates:

  • This is where you VOTE
  • Once you've located your Mail in Ballot, Open it up and choose the candidates you prefer for local, county, and national offices. 
  • Fill in the circlenext to their name. It doesn’t matter which column they’re in, just pick one for each office
  • Use black or blue ink (black is better)

2. Place your ballot in the inner envelope (the ballot certificationenvelop) and completethe information on the envelope flap:

  • DO NOT TEAR OR DETACH THE ENVELOPE FLAP
  • Print your name & address (if required) and write your official signature on the flap - your signature is required for your vote to be counted! 
  • Seal this envelope with the adhesive strip

3. The final step is to mail in your ballot:

  • Place the inner envelop (the ballot certification envelope) inside of the outer envelope to be mailed back
  • Seal the outer envelope and complete the return address portion (if required)
  • Leave the ballot in your mailbox or bring it to your local post office 

You do not need a stamp, as postage is included

Your ballot must be post marked before or on November 3rd   Best to do it right away. 

You can also take your mail-in-ballot to any one of these Drop Box Locations in your County.

Atlantic County • Cumberland County • Cape May County • Salem County • Gloucester County • Ocean County • Burlington County • Camden County

See below links to sample ballots from each county in the 2nd and 3rd Congressional District.

Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote texting App for your cell phone.

If you are not Registered to Vote go here to register to Vote Today

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Voice to the Voiceless - VOTE BY MAIL TODAY

This year we've partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan campaign When We All Vote.

Just as with President Obama’s historic elections to the U.S. Senate and Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised including: African American, Latino, as well as low-income, working-class and young people of all backgrounds.


Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote texting App for your cell phone.

If you are not Registered to Vote go here to register to Vote Today

https://buildingoneamerica.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=18

 

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March on Washington Anniversary - Get Out the Vote Kickoff

This Friday, August 28, will mark 57 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.    It will also mark just 67 days before 2020 general election.

Join us for a remote March on Washington commemoration and kick off of our voter registration drive to give a powerful voice to the voiceless in South Jersey. This Friday, August 28,  5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

This non-partisan event is being sponsored by the NAACP NextGen program, Building One America, the Summit for Civil Rights Project and Fannie Lou Hamer Voice to the Voiceless in CD2.

Sign up here to receive the remote log-in link to participate in this tribute and inauguration of building a powerful movement for racial and social justice in southern New Jersey.

We are honored to be joined by Timuel Black. Mr. Black was the Lead Organizer of the Chicago contingent of the 1963 March on Washington which sent over 4000 delegates, including nearly 2000 on the two "freedom trains" chartered by A. Philip Randolph's Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union. 

Mr. Black and others will share their recollection of the March; what it meant to them then, and what it means to us today, as we struggle against lethal racism and racially polarized politics to build broad multi-racial power for social, racial and economic justice.

We are also honored to be joined by the dynamic and powerful Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland California. Ms. Lee has been consistent and powerfull voices for racial justice, economic opportunity, and peace throughout her career in office and activism.

 

 

 

 

 

The program will be moderated by Yolanda Melville, National Chair of the NAACP NextGen Program with comments from Marcus W. King, President of New Jersey’s Teamsters Local 331, and Director of the Human Rights and Diversity Commission for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, DC and Richard Tolson, recently retired National Executive Council member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Rev. Willie Dwayne Francois, Senior Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Pleasantville, and Alexander Bland, President of the Cape May County Branch of the NAACP.

On Friday, we launch our new campaign to add 10,000 more registered voters to the roles before the 2020 deadline on October 13, 2020.

The Fanie Lou Hammer, Voice to the Voiceless  (FLH V2V CD2) project is a non-partisan initiative to organize multi-racial grassroots power and increase voter participation among historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities, including African American, Latino, young people, and working class and low income people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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Summit for Civil Rights 2020

Presented by:
  • The Workers’ Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.
  • The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and
  • The Journal of Law and Inequality at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Building One America 

We are seeking to Make America One Nation - The Other America, Dr. Martin Luther King, 1967


For the past three years, the Summit for Civil Rights Rights has convened multi-racial and intergenerational gatherings of some of the nation’s top civil rights leaders in the field of organizing, labor, faith, academia, law and government to respond to the powerful and dangerous intersection of enduring racial disparities, widening economic inequality, and rising political polarization throughout our entire society.  Our next Summit will not veer from these timely topics that have only intensified with the pandemic and been courageously amplified by the protesters.

The 3rd Summit for Civil Rights will be held remotely and hosted by the Workers’ Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC, and the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30 and 31.

We have witnessed an extraordinary outpouring of anger, outrage and solidarity across the nation, sparked by the killing of an unarmed Black man by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25. This movement for radical change is coming at a time of a global health crisis, political turmoil, and a massive economic catastrophe deepening existing inequalities while accelerating economic trends already devastating workers and communities.

We have confirmed the participation of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and will release more details as we receive confirmation on speakers and participants. The Summit will start at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 30 and end at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 31. It will be broken down into four distinct but interrelated discussions over the course of the two days.

 

While much attention is rightly directed to immediate demands for sweeping police reform, our forum will attempt to examine some of the deeper, historical structures of racial apartheid in American’s institutions and their meaning, especially at this juncture, for working people of all backgrounds and the implications for political action, multi-racial power, and a meaningful and transformative policy agenda.

Some of the topics, building on the past two Summits and attempting to learn from and draw on the new energy, anger and desire for change, include:

Click here for the timed program


SUMMIT TOPICS

THE STATE OF MULTI-RACIAL AMERICA AND BLACK POWER

  • The national election/s
    • The Black electorate and the rise and fall of populist insurgencies of both the left and right
    • From Black Lives Matter to Black Power

THE TWO AMERICA’S - THE STATE OF AMERICAN APARTHEID

  • The consequences of our inaction and our acquiescence to a racially divided society
    •  52 years since Kerner Commission, 57 since March on Washington
    • Pandemic as microscope and telescope

WHO’S PROFITING?

  • Racial segregation as a lucrative and anti-worker business model
    • How America’s enduring ”Color Line” drives economic inequality

WHAT IS TO BE DONE?  HOW CAN WE HELP?

  • Is America ready for a 2nd Reconstruction? A 3rd “Founding”?
    • What would a Civil Rights Restoration Act look Like in 2020?
      • A New Agenda for Economic Opportunity, Racial Justice, Freedom, and Inclusion

 

 

The Summit for Civil Rights 2017 Sponsors

  

 
 
 
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Mail in your Ballot

This year's election is Vote By Mail. It must droped off or postmarked today! 

If you are registered, you should have received a Ballot in the Mail

You have until the end of the day TODAY, Tuesday , July 7 to Vote in this Year's Primary

Go to this link for the steps to filling out your ballot

Or you go to this link and watch a demonstration video from the Mainland Pleasantville NAACP

Your ballot must be postmarked before or on July 7th   Best to bring it to an official drop box location

Take your mail-in-ballot to any one of these Drop Box Locations in your County.

 

In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the speech "Give Us the Ballot".

In 2020, we must Send IN Our Ballots!

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This year we've partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic elections to the U.S. Senate and Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised, including African American, Latino, as well as low-income, working-class and young people of all backgrounds.


 Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote texting App for your cell phone.
as well as the link to Michelle Obama's When we All Vote voter registration campaign. 

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless in 2020

ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN THE PADEMIC 

 "Don't complain. Don't hashtag.  Don't binge on whatever it is you're binging on.  Don't put your head in the sand.  Don't boo.  Vote." - President Barack Obama

Sign up here to join the Campaign for Remote Voter Engagement in 2020. 

It should come as no surprise how the Covid-19 crisis has revealed and worsened deep disparities of opportunity, social mobility and health in our nation.

The 2020 primary and November 3 general election will have profound consequences for working people of all races and backgrounds. It’s more important than ever that the voice of the people not be silenced.

That’s why we’ve partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan voter engagement campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic elections to the U.S. Senate and Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, including African American, Latino, low-income and working-class voters of all backgrounds, and young people. 

It's also why we teamed up with Outvote for a friend-to-friend texting campaign right from your own cell phone.

Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote App for your cell phone as well as the link to Michelle Obama's When we All Vote voter registration campaign. 

If you are not registered to vote you can start by clicking this link and Register to Vote today.

If you are already registered, and you care about the outcome of this election, you are invited to join this campaign and register others through your networks and relationships such as congregation, family, friends, neighbors, civic associations, schools, universities and unions. Join us by clicking this link or the red join button below. 

 

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless in DC2

ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN THE PADEMIC 

 "Don't complain. Don't hashtag.  Don't binge on whatever it is you're binging on.  Don't put your head in the sand.  Don't boo.  Vote." - President Barack Obama

It should come as no surprise to how the Covid-19 crisis has revealed and worsened deep disparities of opportunity, social mobility and health in our nation, and no less here in South Jersey.

Some say the pandemic will depress voter participation and discourage people from going to the polls. We say the opposite. The July 7 primary and November 3 general election will have profound consequences for working people of all races and backgrounds. It’s more important than ever that the voice of the people not be silenced.

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That’s why we’ve partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan voter campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic election to the U.S. Senate and then the Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, including African American, Latino, low-income and working-class voters of all backgrounds, and young people. 

Download Outvote and join our friend-to-friend texting campaign right from your cell phone.

If you are not registered to vote you can start by clicking this link or the button below and Register to Vote:

If you are already registered, and you care about the outcome of this election, you are invited to join this campaign and register others through your networks and relationships such as congregation, family, friends, neighbors, civic associations, schools, universities and unions. Join us by clicking this link or the red join button below. 

 

 

 

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Voice to the Voiceless in NJ's 2nd Congressional District

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR VOTER ENGAGEMENT AND MOBILIZATION IN SOUTH JERSEY

Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM,  Shiloh Baptist Church, 1837 NE Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360

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ORGANIZING FOR POWER

This non-partisan leadership training is for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to become more effective in organizing people for political and electoral power.

The Second Congressional District of South Jersey is today one of the most competitive in the nation. It was twice won by Barack Obama and once by Donald Trump. It’s current member of Congress, Jeff Van Drew, recently switched parties, and there are now a half dozen contenders for that office. Voice to the Voiceless Project will train leaders as community organizers and promote expanded electoral participation in the Second Congressional District  throughout 2020.

The program will not endorse or support candidates for Congress or President. The program is not about candidates, it is about voters and grassroots leaders like you who want the voice of the people of the district to be heard above the national media, the big money and the two political parties. Participants do not have to be from or live in the district. 

This training is modeled after the highly successful Camp Obama program developed by President Obama and hiscommunity organizing field staff in 2007 and it is an official partner of the non-partisan When We All Vote project led by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Like in Camp Obama, grassroots leaders will be trained in the communityorganizing methodology for advancing an aggressive Get Out the Vote program among all voters with an emphasis on historically disenfranchised and underrepresented populations – including African American, Latino Voters, and Young Voters. 

The training will be about the principles of leadership and community organizing and the mechanics of expanding political participation including:

  • Power, Self Interest, Relationships, and Listening - understanding and leveraging your own (and others) motivations for building power and changing structures.
  • Identifying, Recruiting and Developing Leaderstargeting constituencies, their institutions and their leaders.
  • The Tools for Power - voter identification, voter registration, organization, participation and turnout.
  • New Tools and Technologies - using a voter database, demographic and spatial analysis and vote by mail.  
  • Building a Team - becoming an organizer and developing and managing leadership teams.
  • Calendar, Goals, Assignments and Time Management - how many, where and by when?

The training will start at 9:00 AM sharp and will end at 2:00 PM. It will include lunch and breaks. Participants must attend the entire training. 

All attendees must pre-register. There is a $10.00 fee to cover refreshments and lunch.

Flyer for Printing

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 
Shiloh Baptist Church, 1837 NE Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360
Event Fee: 
10

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