HOUSTON (September 19, 2014) — On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.
In light of national elections, the theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America. With 471 congressional seats up for grabs this year and 36 states electing governors, every American is expected to vote on Election Day 2014. But Americans must remember to register in September in order to vote in November.
That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation this fall.
The Texas League of Young Voters is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner and on September 23, in conjunction with local radio stations, 97.9 the Box and Majic 102.1, will engage its constituency and community and register voters at the following locations:
Jack Yates High School, 3703 Sampson St., 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
James Madison High School, 13719 White Heather Dr. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Breakfast Klub, 3711 Travis St., 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Texas Southern University, Sterling Student Life Center, 3100 Cleburne, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, 4800 Calhoun Rd., 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Prairie View A&M University, Memorial Student Center, 155 L. W. Minor Str., 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right—the right to vote..
About the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund
The Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund is an affiliate of the League of Young Voters Education Fund, headquartered in New York, New York. The League empowers young people to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. For more information, please visit texasyoungvoter.org.
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