Southern Movement Presswire
Southern Vision Alliance hosts a regular, semiweekly Southern Movement Presswire that we send to more than 1500 journalists across the South to amplify the work of grassroots organizers. Each presswire includes 8-12 updates from Southern movement organizations in short, mini-press-release style. Our priority is to highlight stories that haven’t already been covered with a focus on local “leads” for stories. What’s included? Any kind of grassroots update—an emerging campaign, an upcoming action or event, or an issue going on in your community that needs more coverage from the media. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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On Saturday (Oct. 31), the rapper held a “VOTE BABY VOTE” family event at West Charlotte High School, which doubled as a voter registration drive where people were treated to food, live music, and swag, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“In the lead-up to Election Day, we brought our VOTE BABY VOTE bus down to Charlotte to partner with chart-topping Charlotte-based artist DaBaby. We staged a party at the polls in West Charlotte for early voting, followed by pull-ups at polling sites across Charlotte. And we had a VOTE BABY VOTE plane fly above the polls all day!” -NoCap2020
This year, the organization has invested millions in over 500 Black-led community organizations, aiming to center Black voters “in a way that’s about power and not just about participation.”
Charlotte Observer: Charlotte rapper DaBaby has 3 words for all young people before Tuesday’s election
The rapper is partnering with #NoCap2020, a nonprofit organization on a nonpartisan campaign to coax more voters under the age of 40 to cast ballots. Vote Baby Vote is the name of the campaign, which kicks off with a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at West Charlotte High School and will include a statewide get-out-the-vote bus tour.