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Celebrate Our Right to Vote and Host a Party for the Nation

We are only a few days away from one of the most significant elections –  where 35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for grabs.

 

Let us not forget the Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to dismantle legal barriers at all levels that barred blacks from exercising their right to vote.

 

While we try to stay clear of politics on blackownedlongisland.com, we do understand that politics is about the exercise of power and economics – Power in the sense of power relationships, between businesses, between workers and employers, and between communities and our ability to bring economic revitalization to local companies (Especially black businesses).

 

With this understanding, we are encouraging you to bring your friends and family together to celebrate our voting rights and mobilize your community by hosting a Voting Party! The gathering can be in your home, at your church or at your business location.

 

Hosting Guide

 

  1. Pick a date and location
  2. Put together a guest list – Typically family and friends
  3. Send out a text blast with all the details
  4. Celebrate your way! Consider having food, music, and info on the election!

Here is a FREE PARTY TOOLKIT from #VoteTogether

  1. Spread the love on social media by using the hashtag #BOLIVotes

VOTE NOVEMBER 6, 2018

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