Black Voters Matter Bus Tour Partners with Local Collective Voices Targeting Black Voters

The national bus tour as part of its "WE GOT THE POWER" campaign is making its way to Jacksonville to reach Black voters in the weeks leading up to Election Day.
By: Jacksonville NAACP
Black Voters Matter Bus Tour - Jacksonville
Black Voters Matter Bus Tour - Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Oct. 9, 2020 - PRLog -- "The Blackest Bus in America" will make stops in at least 12 states across the South and Midwest to canvas, distribute Black Voters Matter merchandise, and engage Black voters on the issues impacting their communities. Local leaders in the river city are joining their collective voices to implement a city wide call to action in hopes of increasing voter turnout for election day. The event will feature a social distant Dinner and Drive-In Voter Rally at The Bethel Church. There will be a free screening of a film on voter suppression with tools provided to help increase voter turnout.

Key partners and Supporters include:

• Terri Stepter, President The Links, Inc. Jacksonville Chapter

• Wanda Willis, President The Links, Inc. Bold City Chapter

• Douglas Young, President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Pi Lambda Chapter

• Avery Cohen, President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upsilon Lambda Chapter

• Angela Spears, Immediate Past Basileus Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Gamma Omicron Chapter

• Aurelia Ray Williams, President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter

• Ronnie King, President 100 Black Men Jacksonville Chapter

• Alicia Hinson, President NCNW

• Opal Bryant, President First Coast Pan-Hellenic Council

• Christine Michel, D.W.  Perkins Bar

• Karen Britt, President Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter

• Vera Brown Floyd, President Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

• Sean Rush, Basileus Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Phi Chapter

• Joanne Williams, President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter

• LaWanda Gray, Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Jacksonville Chapter

• Kruzshander Scott, Executive Director NCNW

• Barry Farmer, Secretary Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Nu Beta Sigma Chapter

• Mark Harris, President Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Mu Omega Chapter

• Julius Collins, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Jacksonville Alumni Chapter

• Isaiah Rumlin, President NAACP Jacksonville Chapter

• Michael Todd/Mone' Holder, New Florida Majority

• New Town Success Zone, Mia Hopdy, Executive Director

• My VOTE Project, Siottis Jackson, Chief Programing & Operating Officer

• NAAIA Florida, President, Monica Richardson

• The Urban League, Dr. Richard Danford

* The Black Coalition

The Voter Rally is taking place at 6 pm on  Friday, October 9th, at The Bethel Church located at 215 Bethel Baptist Street. Social distancing will be practiced and a mask is required for attendance.

For additional information, contact James Morton at

For media related inquiries contact Tabitha Higgs at

Jacksonville NAACP
Source:Jacksonville NAACP
Tags:Black Voters Matter
Location:Jacksonville - Florida - United States
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