Lowery Institute Launches "Sign the Card and Pledge to Vote" Campaign In Honor of Rev. Joseph Lowery
The birthday card will be presented at Dr. Lowery's party headlined by Grammy-winning songstress, Regina Belle
By: Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute
"Every year the Change Agents decide what they will do to celebrate Dr. Lowery's birthday," said Cheryl Lowery, president of the Lowery Institute. "This year they decided to use new technology to create a way for people across the country to show respect for my dad even though they can't attend the fundraiser in Atlanta."
I'Jae Alvarado, a 2019 Change Agent and student at Spelman College adds, "When we ask Dr. Lowery what he wants for his birthday and he always tells us to register voters and make sure they vote because the key to change is through the ballot box. That's why we are asking everyone who signs the card to pledge to vote."
The public can submit their name for the card and pledge to vote by visiting http://www.loweryinstitute.org and clicking on "Sign the Card." People who are able to attend the birthday fundraiser featuring Grammy-winning singer, Regina Belle, and BET's Sunday Best winner, Y'Anna Crawley, can also purchase tickets on their website. Contributions will be used to fund the Lowery Institute's 2019-2020 voter education, registration and mobilization activities on the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Change Agents closed out National Voter Registration Day by partnering with Morehouse College's Student Government Association to stage a "campus takeover" to collectively register over students on the Atlanta University Center Campus. During the 2018 Midterm elections the Change Agents registered and transported over 300 students to the polls. They hope to register and mobilize over 1000 voters for the 2020 election.
"Dr. Lowery and Mrs. Lowery risked their life so that we would have the right to vote. Our generation recognizes Dr. Lowery as the dean of the Civil Rights Movement and his powerful words resonate: 'voting is not just a sacred right, it's a moral obligation',"
The Lowery Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, developing, and empowering leaders to improve their communities. Their Change Agent program focuses on civil and human rights, social justice, education and community health. In 2019, Change Agents were awarded $5,000 for social justice initiatives, $12,000 in stipends, and distributed 40,000 pounds of food to students in need.
To sponsor, sign the card or purchase tickets visit http://loweryinstitute.org or call 404.524.8406.