NAACP launches plan to register 4000 voters by end of 2018

Voter registration graphic by MGN.
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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - The Ouachita Parish National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has launched its plan to register 1000 voters every 90 days.

Chairman, Wilson Wilson said the organization will be launching its voter drive November 1st.

"Civil Rights. You can't say you have civil right's if you're not a voter. Voting is the backbone of the Civil Rights movement," Wilson said.

Wilson said they will be using local churches to help in the plan. He said they will be relying on 50 churches to register 20 new voters.

Wilson said this initiative is important to get African Americans and other minorities using their voices to bring about change in their communities.

"We have the freedom to vote, but we don't exercise it," Wilson said.

He says by the November 2018 election they hope to have between 4000 and 5000 new voters.