The Henry County branch of the NAACP is hoping its Get Out the Vote Youth/Community Rally this Saturday will encourage people to head to the polls. Some areas are allowing voters to cast ballots Saturday, as early voting continues ahead of the election on November 8th.
Branch President Dr. Rosalyn Matthews and Political Action Committee Chair Candace Walker spoke with Audacy Atlanta's Maria Boynton about the rally. According to Walker, they're collaborating with the South Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Pan Hellenic Council and the New Georgia Project. NGP Chief Operating Officer Kendra Cotton will be the keynote speaker at Saturday's event.
Dr. Matthews, who is also Vice President of the Georgia NAACP, pushed back against criticism questioning the relevancy of the historic organization. "We are just as relevant today as we've always been." She adds, "the NAACP is at the forefront of the fight for racial justice." Matthews went on to highlight various areas in which she says the Civil Rights organization continues to make strides.
The Henry County NAACP Get Out the Vote Youth/Community Rally is from 1pm-4pm at the Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough.
Early voting continues through November 4th. The Secretary of State's website provides voting locations.