Voting Assistance Centers Locations

03/22/06:
Category: General
Posted by: Anita Garcia
http://www.defiancezone.com/PeaceInPink.php?itemid=405 The NAACP Voter Assistance Centers are at the following locations:

Chicago Westside - 1140 N. Lamon Ave. 773-261-5890
Chicago Southside - 800 E. 78th St. (SW Corner of Bldg.)773-487-9600
Mobile, Ala. - 419 Lexington Ave 251-604-0419 or 251-433-1145
Marietta, Georgia - 605 Roswell St. 770-425-5757
Stone Mountain, Georgia - Victory Baptist Church, 1170 North Hairston St 678-476-6000
Atlanta - 2034 Metropolitan Parkway 404-761-1266
Memphis - 588 Vance Avenue, 901-521-1343
Dallas - 4200 Fitzhugh St., 214-421-9006
Houston - 4205 Fannin Ave., 713-521-1289 or 713-526-3389
Austin, Texas - 1704 E. 12th St., 512-454-6161or 512-476-6230
San Antonio - Barbara Jordan Center, 2803 E. Commerce, 210-224-7636
Little Rock, Ark. - 1124 Martin Luther King Drive., 501-376-7399, 501-376-2227
Los Angeles - 3910 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., 323-296-2630
Jackson, Miss. - 1072 West John Lynch Street, 601- 353-6906 or 601-750-8451;
Baton Rouge - 1150 Florida Blvd., 225-214-780

March 21, 2006
NAACP Opens 15 Voter Assistance Centers to Aid New Orleans Voters Displaced By Hurricane Katrina
Centers operating in nine states where many of the displaced voters temporarily live

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has opened 15 voter assistance centers in nine states to aid displaced New Orleans voters who want to vote in the April 22 city election or May 20 run-off. Several thousand voters were forced to relocate after the city was struck by Hurricane Katrina last August.

NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon has asked Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco to postpone New Orleans' primary election for April and the general election in May by executive order until there are assurances that all New Orleans voters, regardless of where they live, will be able to vote. Gordon said the NAACP stands ready to assist voters outside of Louisiana if the governor fails to act. Gordon said, "We are afraid that many African American voters will be disenfranchised due to unclear directives, misinformation and acts of omission on the part of those officials charged with ensuring equal access to the polls."

Although Louisiana election officials have announced plans to have satellite voting locations in the state outside of New Orleans for early voting only, they have refused to authorize satellite voting locations in several other states where a large number of New Orleans voters now live. Gordon noted that such centers were set up for Iraqi citizens temporarily living in the United States to vote in the recent Iraq national elections. "The citizens of New Orleans deserve no less a chance to participate in democracy than do Iraq citizens living abroad. Additionally, the NAACP plans to bus voters to New Orleans, if necessary."

The NAACP Voter Assistance Centers are staffed almost exclusively by NAACP volunteers and Katrina survivors. The centers will provide assistance to individuals with absentee ballots and voter registration forms. In addition, there will be information about early voting and voting in person. Center personnel will take information to create a record of the incredible difficulties that have been produced by the displaced voter process.

The NAACP Voter Assistance Centers are at the following locations:

Chicago Westside - 1140 N. Lamon Ave. 773-261-5890
Chicago Southside - 800 E. 78th St. (SW Corner of Bldg.)773-487-9600
Mobile, Ala. - 419 Lexington Ave 251-604-0419 or 251-433-1145
Marietta, Georgia - 605 Roswell St. 770-425-5757
Stone Mountain, Georgia - Victory Baptist Church, 1170 North Hairston St 678-476-6000
Atlanta - 2034 Metropolitan Parkway 404-761-1266
Memphis - 588 Vance Avenue, 901-521-1343
Dallas - 4200 Fitzhugh St., 214-421-9006
Houston - 4205 Fannin Ave., 713-521-1289 or 713-526-3389
Austin, Texas - 1704 E. 12th St., 512-454-6161or 512-476-6230
San Antonio - Barbara Jordan Center, 2803 E. Commerce, 210-224-7636
Little Rock, Ark. - 1124 Martin Luther King Drive., 501-376-7399, 501-376-2227
Los Angeles - 3910 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., 323-296-2630
Jackson, Miss. - 1072 West John Lynch Street, 601- 353-6906 or 601-750-8451;
Baton Rouge - 1150 Florida Blvd., 225-214-780

To receive further information, New Orleans voters may call the special NAACP voter hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). The hotline is operated in partnership with People for the American Way Foundation and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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