La Paz To Help Register Voters On National Voter Registration Day

Monday, September 23, 2019

La Paz Chattanooga will participate in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday.   Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. eligible voters can visit the La Paz Chattanooga office, 1402 Bailey Ave., to register to vote. The organization will have English and Spanish speaking staff available to assist voters in the registration process.

"The goal for the 2019 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote," officials said.  "As a nonpartisan unofficial national holiday, National Voter Registration Day counts on thousands of partners and volunteers across the political spectrum to register citizens and encourage civic engagement.

"Started in 2012, 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."

“La Paz Chattanooga believes in the importance of increasing voter engagement in the Latino community in Chattanooga. Latinos are underrepresented in politics and their priorities are often not reflected in the decision making around important issues at every level of government,” said Stacy Johnson, executive director of La Paz Chattanooga.  “We are inspired by the individuals we work with, including many young adults, who are becoming more civically engaged. However, the voter registration process can be daunting for non-English speakers or new United States citizens. We want to provide tools and remove barriers to help these individuals vote and be included in our country’s democratic process.”

Americans can register at hundreds of events across the nation and online at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.

Supporters can also follow National Voter Registration Day activities through social media on September 24 by searching #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.



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