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NOV 4 – As we near Tuesday’s general Election Day, Kentucky leaders held an event Saturday in Lexington to encourage Kentuckians to get out and vote.

The John Lewis “Make Good Trouble” Voter-cade made several stops throughout the city. The motorcade started at Shiloh Baptist Church early Saturday morning.

The votercade was part of a multi city campaign called Rolling Out The Vote Kentucky. It’s a non-partisan effort hosted by the state’s NAACP and the Transformative Justice Coalition, which is a national organization known for working towards racial justice and equality – by training the younger generation.

“It’s a series of cars driving through neighborhoods with placards on the sides saying “protect our vote” and honking very loudly to make sure people know that there is an election taking place,” says Quincy Robinson, a Louisville native who volunteers with the TJC. He’s also part of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth organization. 

OCT 31 – The Lexington NAACP and community leaders are promoting “Rolling Out the Vote Kentucky.”

It is a multi-city campaign scheduled to arrive in Lexington on Saturday, November 4.

The week-long non-partisan effort is hosted by the National Transformative Justice Coalition and the Kentucky NAACP, and it features the “John Lewis ‘Make Good Trouble’ Votercade.”

Whit Whitaker, the president of the Lexington-Fayette NAACP, is one of the many local leaders who say your vote matters.

Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al Sharpton describing the law as “far from dead” despite a recent Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Act. They also talked about the law suit that the Justice Department recently announced against the state of Texas that aimed to halt a redistricting plan using a part of the law that was not affected by the Court’s ruling.

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Women civil rights leaders honored attorney Barbara Arnwine for her achievements in racial justice and civil rights. Then they discussed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and current issues, including recent voter ID laws and their impact on the right to vote, racial profiling of young African Americans and Latinos, and the Senate holding up President Obama’s judicial nominees. Trice Edney Communications held its third annual luncheon and forum in celebration of Women’s History Month and the 186th anniversary of the Black Press, titled “Stateswomen for Justice – Honing the Vision: The Next 50 Years,” at the National Press Club.


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