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Leagues to Host 400 Voter Registration Events Tuesday, 9/27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 September 26, 2016 

LWV TO REGISTER VOTERS AT 400 COMMUNITY EVENTS TUESDAY

National Voter Registration Day Brings Together 4,000 Partners to Encourage Voter Registration

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters is proud to participate in the fifth annual National Voter Registration Day 2016 (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on a single day.

As a founding partner of NVRD and the single-largest on-the-ground participating organization, the League and more than 4,000 partner organizations will be out in communities and online to promote voter registration tomorrow.

“Hundreds of volunteer League teams have stepped up to the challenge of engaging as many eligible voters as possible tomorrow,” said Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

“We want Americans to know that in this monumental election year, their voice is needed—but voter registration deadlines are looming and NOW is the time to get ready.”

“With so much at stake for all Americans this election year, I want to ask everyone to talk with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers about voter registration. On Election Day, we are all equal, but only if we vote.”

“If you’re not sure if you’re registered to vote at your current address, or want to know your state’s voter registration deadline, visit www.VOTE411.org to get started,” Harris concluded.

National Voter Registration Day, founded in 2012 by voting rights and community organizations, including the League of Women Voters, has been a highly effective nonpartisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of eligible voters through neighborhood events as well as online. Embraced by President Obama, the bipartisan National Association of Secretaries of State, as well as a host of celebrities, corporations, bipartisan elected officials and organizations, National Voter Registration Day is a true celebration of democracy in America.

Contact: Maggie Bush, mbush@lwv.org

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