Voter Education / Registration Program
Sometimes brothers move from place to place and don’t get registered right away. We understand, but now is the time. You can’t do anything unless you are sure that YOU are registered to vote.
Get Them Involved
Family & Friends
Check with your loved ones see if they have registered. Your partner or (voting age) child might have moved with you. What about your co-workers? Church members? Chapter brothers? Are they registered to vote?
Take a second to ask them. If not, let them use your computer (and printer). Together, go to nationalvoterregistrationday.org. Encourage them to share what they learned and help others by forwarding the link so they too can pass it on!
TELL EVERYONE YOU CAN TO REGISTER TO VOTE, AND VOTE. REMEMBER, A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS TRULY A HOPELESS PEOPLE.
Is there a chapter in your area where you can go help out? Use our Alpha Chapter Locator, enter the state or city where you are located and contact a local chapter for additional information.
Are you a college brother or do you know a college brother looking to make an impact on campus but needs more information? The Student Vote Project is a wealth of information for college brothers like you.
Are you involved with non-profits? Visit www.nonprofitvote.org for other methods to educate others about voting in their state, or take a look at our voter registration toolkit for non-profits.
Be Aware of the Challenges We Face
Did you know some states are enacting voter registration laws making it increasingly difficult for citizens to vote?
Find out how, and stay current with laws in your state at Rock the Vote: Know Your Voting Rights.
If you and your chapter are approved in your state to do a Voter Registration Drive (VRD), then you are ready to enter the fight to register voters.
A Deep History in Taking Action
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process.
Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990’s, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.