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WASHINGTON, DC – Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal A.M.E. Church and the NAACP DC Branch partner to host Voter Empowerment Form themed “Voter Education, Mobilization and Registration (E.M.R.) on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal A.M.E. Church located at 2498 Alabama Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

This forum will empower people to understand their voting rights, educate the community on current political issues and encourage them to employ civic engagement and social responsibility to maximize voter turnout.

The panel moderator will be Minister Leslie Watson (Malachi), National Director for African American Religious Affairs of the African American Ministers Leadership Council and author of the guide book for “VESSELS”, a non-partisan project of civic participation.

Panel participants:

Marion Barry — Council Member, District of Columbia, Ward 8

Ulysses Currie — Maryland State Senator, District 25

Karen R. Toles — Council Member, Prince Georges County, District 7

William D “Bill” Euille — Mayor, Alexandria, Virginia

Mary Hughes Hynes – Chair, Arlington County Board, Arlington, Virginia

NAACP DC Branch Political Action Chair, Brandon Andrews said, “We must empower our communities to advocate for solutions that best fit the problems they face. Holding elected officials accountable at the ballot is a powerful tool in this process.”

For more information or to inquire about partnering or holding a registration event please


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The mission of NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic quality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial


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