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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good day to the citizens of Natchez. I am writing today on the importance of voter registration.

Most of us may or may not know there are thousands of unregistered voters in Adams County. The Natchez Chapter of the NAACP, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Natchez Business and Civic League along with Macedonia Baptist Church are teaming up together to promote voter registration projects such as voter registration booths with voter registration tables at Walmart, Natchez High and the Adams County jail.

We will also be doing door-to-door registration, starting at Cemetery Road through Maple, New, Wall, Elm and North Union streets and also at the Zydeco festival in Sibley and at the Minorville Jubilee on Saturday, July 28.

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We also plan to target College subdivision, Mayfair subdivision, Steirs Lane, Rankin, Bishop, Woodlawn, Beaumont and all public housing.

We would like the challenge family members to stress the importance of voting at family reunions and class reunions.

Now mind you, I know that most of you don’t want to talk about politics while you are in the midst of good times, but please, it would only take seconds.

To all presidents and individuals of all organizations. Please join in with us in these most worthy activities.

Last but not least, to all churches, pastors and members, please make it a point to educate your congregation of the importance of voter registration.

By saying all of this, please join us at noon this Saturday at the Voters League (formerly Brick house) to hear our Civic Engagement Officer Mr. Kanav Franklin who hails from New York and now presides with our NAACP state office in Jackson.

His topic will be “Empowered our Community.”

Please come and support us and do enjoy our delicious refreshments; after all we’re just trying to do our job.

Thanks for your time.


Jacqueline Marsaw is the secretary of the Natchez Branch of the NAACP.