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HBCU Alumni Alliance To Host July 4th Virtual “Fire Up the Vote” Cookout 

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Musical talent, League of Women Voters to share tips for empowering voters to participate 

Atlanta, GA — The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Alliance, Inc. (HBCUAA) of Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL are proud to announce a planned “Fire Up the Vote” virtual cookout to be held Saturday, July 4th at 3pm ET. The cookout will be hosted here on Facebook Live ( and will feature top DJ talent, HBCUAA representatives as well as voting rights experts from the League of Women Voters of the United States.  

“We are honored to have the League of Women Voters partner with the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliances for this important cause," said Dan Ford, President of the HBCU Alumni Alliance. “As HBCU Alumni, we recognize the right to vote as a hard fought right that our ancestors gained for us through tremendous sacrifice and determination. So it is only fitting that we honor them by continuing their legacy of bringing awareness and education to our community on not only the importance of voting but on the process as well.” 

“Millions of voters are looking for important information about how to participate this year – and it’s on all of us to help the people in our lives prepare to make their voices heard in November,” said Deborah Turner, incoming 2020-2022 president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “The League is honored to be part of the HBCUAA’s July 4th cookout to help get the word out about how voters nationwide can navigate the process and the best place to start is our election website”  

The celebration will feature well-known DJ talent from across the country, LWV videos, and live interviews designed to help turn out the vote this year. The event will happen on Facebook Live starting at 3pm ET on Saturday, July 4. 


CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]

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