August 13th Breakfast – Leveraging our Power / Increasing Voter Turnout
Most would acknowledge the importance of our hard-won right to vote, that voting is our voice, and that our collective voice, when voiced effectively and in large numbers, represents power;
This power is required to make change happen; to hold our elected representatives accountable, to influence policy, funding, investments and the provision of services; power to vote in the right folk and to boot out those that do not or will not represent the best interests of black people.
Voting is the heart of democracy and the core of a representative form of government.
When we don’t vote in sufficient numbers, we relinquish our power and abdicate our responsibility to work in our own best interests and the best interests of our families and our community.
For the August Breakfast, this Saturday, August 13th, COAL hosts an open discussion on ways to increase our community’s turnout at the polls. We will review the June 28th Primary Election turnout (Chicago data included herein), followed by open discussion.
Please join us and voice your ideas, suggestions, recommendations and thoughts on the general and specific steps necessary to significantly increase our community’s voter turnout out at the polls.
COAL wants to hear from its membership and greater community-of-interest; COAL wants to hear from each of you. Let’s start the dialogue towards taking real action.
COAL Board of Directors
Let’s be intentional in all aspects of the Work that must be Done