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Georgia STAND-UP Joins Nationwide Effort to Register Georgians on National Voter Registration Day

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2023

**PRESS RELEASE** Georgia STAND-UP Joins Nationwide Effort to Register Georgians on National Voter Registration Day

Atlanta, Georgia – On September 19, 2023, Georgia STAND-UP will unite with a vast coalition of partners nationwide to observe National Voter Registration Day. In this concerted democracy mobilization, the focus is on ensuring that every eligible American is registered to vote, which is especially crucial given that approximately 190,000 registered voters recently experienced removal from the voter rolls due to their 'inactive' status (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept 12, 2023). This initiative takes on heightened importance as it anticipates critical local elections and the eagerly awaited 2024 presidential primaries. Registering Georgians is crucial to rectifying this situation, as it underscores the fundamental principles of our democracy: inclusivity, representation, and civic participation. Georgia STAND-UP’s unwavering commitment to civic engagement has translated into tangible actions that have significantly impacted the community. Through a series of voter registration drives, educational campaigns, and grassroots initiatives, Georgia STAND-UP has played a pivotal role in empowering Georgia residents to exercise their right to vote. The organization's efforts have not only increased voter registration numbers but have also fostered a culture of active citizenship, ensuring that voices are heard in local, state, and national elections. Georgia STAND UP advocates for every eligible citizen to have the option to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box. By strategically focusing on public transit stations and other accessible locations, Georgia STAND-UP makes voter registration more accessible for Georgians, streamlining the process of registration, resource access, and vital information dissemination. Across Metro Atlanta, Georgia STAND-UP actively conducts voter registration campaigns at public transit sites, ensuring maximum convenience for Georgians to participate in the democratic process. On September 19, Georgia STAND-UP will engage the Metro Atlanta community and register voters at the following events: EVENT #1 What: STAND-UP & VOTE: Clark Atlanta University National Voter Registration Day Ice Cream Social Who: Georgia STAND-UP, Georgia STAND-UP, Atlanta University Center students, Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, rain or shine. Where: Bishop Cornelius Henderson Student Center, 223 James P Brawley Dr, Atlanta, GA 30314 EVENT #2 What: STAND-UP & VOTE: Five Points MARTA Station National Voter Registration Day Activation Who: Georgia STAND-UP, MARTA, Georgia Residents When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, rain or shine. Where: Five Points MARTA Station, 30 Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 PLEASE NOTE: Reporters requesting interviews with the Georgia STAND-UP field team should contact Hannah Risman at hannah.risman@georgiastandup.org or Alivia Duncan at alivia.duncan@georgiastandup.org. Follow Georgia STAND-UP on Instagram for photos and videos.

About Georgia STAND-UP The Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) is committed to providing research, strategy, technical support, and resource development for grassroots community organizing and nonpartisan voter education initiatives. Georgia STAND-UP is dedicated to promoting civic engagement through programs such as voter registration drives and the "STAND-UP & Vote!" campaign. In 2022, Georgia STAND-UP engaged nearly 1.4 million Georgians through on-the-ground and digital efforts, including over 4,500 students across the state of Georgia. About National Voter Registration Day National Voter Registration Day is an annual nonpartisan event held each year on the third Tuesday of September composed of coordinated efforts by over 4,000 national and community partners from all across the country working to raise awareness of voter registration resources and opportunities. As the nation’s largest nonpartisan civic holiday, it has facilitated over 5 million voter registrations since 2012. National Voter Registration Day is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Association of State Election Directors, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the National Association of Election Officials.

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