Register and Vote Efforts in Action

Photos Copyright 2000 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.  All rights reserved.

July 2000--Launch of Women Vote 2000.

Photo Courtesy of Service Vote 2000
June 20, 2000--Roberto Munoz, 19, of Lexington, Kentucky speaks at the press conference marking the launch of Service Vote 2000, a project of Youth Service America.  Service Vote 2000 seeks to establish a connection between involvement in community service and the political process.  Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) attended the event, held in front of the Capitol.
June 2000--Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Ph.D., president of the League of Women Voters, announces the launch of the "Take A Friend To Vote" campaign at the National Press Club.
May 2, 2000--Representatives from a coalition of Asian and Pacific Islander American organizations launched APIA Vote 2000 at a news conference in front of the Capitol.  The group hopes to build off of organizing done in the Asian community for the 2000 Census as well as the experience gained in a 1996 register and vote effort.  APIA Vote will develop and work with local coalitions and encourage participation through trainings, ethnic press, multilingual brochures and PSAs.  May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
April 30, 2000--"One of the major goals of the Millennium March on Washington for Equality is to increase the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender voter turnout in 2000."  Specifically GLBT VOTE 2000 aims for "the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender voter turnout in history."
April 14, 2000--Rev. Jerry Falwell announced the launch of the People of Faith 2000 campaign at the National Press Club.  The ambitious effort aims to raise $18.6 million, send 28 million pieces of mail including 100 million pledge cards, and register and activate millions of voters.  Falwell came to prominence in 1980 as the founder of the Moral Majority.  He said that efforts "drive people of faith out of the process" prompted him to initiate this new endeavor.