Civic Engagement Archives

Tuesday October 20,2016
B-PEP & League of Women Voters in Fair Districts , PA

B-PEP's Past Events

October 20, 2016

Free Ride To The Polls!

Get Out and Vote!

Tuesday - November 8, 2016

"Roll To The Polls" At the Cisp Office In Your Area

Before Election Day.

(On Election Day, See Below)

HILL DISTRICT: 412-281-7430
NORTHSIDE OR MANCHESTER: 412-442-5790
HOMEWOOD OR EASTHILLS: 412-793-8091
EAST LIBERTY, GARFIELD OR BLOOMFIELD: 412-363-1150
WILKINSBURG OR BRADDOCK: 412-243-7550
McKEESPORT: 412-672-6051

To arrange a ride on Election Day—
November, 8, 2016 call: 412-434-0919
Report any voting difficulties to the
ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE:
1-866-OUR VOTE
1-866-687-8683

Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Are Under Attack!

“We Won’t Turn Back”

"Give us the ballot and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights ...
"Give us the ballot and we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage of an anti-lynching law ...
"Give us the ballot and we will fill our legislative halls with men of good will ...
"Give us the ballot and we will place judges on the benches of the South who will do justly and love mercy ...
http://www.mlkonline.net/ballot.html

In this new era of “Making America Great Again” the Trump Administration, Federal and State legislatures seemingly want to turn back the clock to the Pre-Civil Rights era.

The Voting Rights Bill of 1965 (and subsequent re-instatements) is under serious attack as Federal and State Legislators strive to enact laws that threaten the Right to Vote for minorities and the disenfranchised in states across this nation.

In his May 17, 1957 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the “Give us the Ballot” speech at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom non-violent demonstration in Washington, D.C. In his speech, King urged the President and members of Congress to ensure voting rights for African Americans and indicted both political parties for betraying the cause of justice. “The Democrats have betrayed it by capitulating to the prejudices and undemocratic practices of the southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed it by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of right wing, reactionary northerners. These men so often have a high blood pressure of words and an anemia of deeds.”3

Sounds like 2017, doesn’t it?

Now, more than ever, it is so important that --- African Americans vote in EACH – and EVERY election!

October 20, 2016

Ban The Box Event

This event has passed on: October 20, 2016
YOUR VOTE SHOULD COUNT:
Why it doesn’t, and what you can do about it.

A Community Conversation about Democracy,
Redistricting Reform, and Fair Elections

October 27, 2016

Election Protection

Nonpartisan Election Protection for PA-Allegheny County
November 8, 2016 Election

Sign up Now to Volunteer!

 

October 28, 2016

NATIONAL STUDENT/PARENT MOCK ELECTION

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October 24, 2016

Yard Sign for B-PEP

Click here to obtain B-PEP's yard sign and feel free to use as you please. Let's help get everyone out there to vote!

October 24, 2016

2016 Presidential Canidate List

Click for the list. You need to know!

October 18, 2016

League of Women Voters

A short list on what your voting for and the qualifications for position.

 

May 16, 2017

League of Women Voters

Primary Election Candidate Summary from the League of Women Voters

Allegheny County Bureau of Elections

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Candidates for 2017 PA Primary

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Election Calendar

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Pittsburgh Mayoral Forum

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