New United Coalition launches operation to register new voters

Compiled by Titus Falodun | 3/28/2014, 10:43 a.m.
The New United Coalition recently launched Operation Full Court Press at a press conference held at West End Mall.
Pictured from left to right are Gerald Rose, founder of the NONHRO; Rev. Albert E. Love, president/CEO of VEC; Pastor Jean Ward (VEC), Mark Henderson, VEC voter registration coordinator; Judy Echols, chief civic engagement officer for SUT and Kareef Groce, aide to SUT’s founder, James L. Jones, Sr.

The New United Coalition recently launched Operation Full Court Press at a press conference held at West End Mall. Operation Full Court Press is an aggressive effort to reduce the more than 600,000 unregistered black voters in Georgia—300,000 of them who reside in metro-Atlanta. The goal is to register an average of 100 new voters per day over the next 30 days.

NUC is comprised of the Voter Empowerment Collaborative, Simply United Together, Global and the New Order National Human Rights Organization, founded by individuals who have been working in the trenches to make a difference in their own specific areas – voting rights education and engagement, community service and economic empowerment and civil and human rights activism. 

A weekly briefing report on the effectiveness of Operation Full Court Press to register voters will begin on Friday, March 28, which is being dubbed as the “Good Friday Report.”

In addition, there will be a voter empowerment summit and voter registration training event held on Friday, March 28 beginning at 2 p.m., at Hillside International Truth Center located at 2450 Cascade Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311. 

For more information about the Voter Empowerment Collaborative, go to www.vecvoter.org; for information on Simply United Together Global, go to www.sutglobal.com; and for information about the New Order National Human Rights Organization, go to www.nonhro.org.

Emmauel McCall, 2014 Judson-Rice Award recipient.

Emmauel McCall, 2014 Judson-Rice Award recipient.

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McCall is a Pennsylvania native but has established himself firmly in the Atlanta community. His leadership roles have included service as vice president of the Baptist World Alliance and national moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

The Three Inspirational Tenors will provide the music for the evening. Individual registration is $25, with a sponsored tabled for eight at $250. All reservations can be made at BaptistsToday.org or by calling 1-877-752-5658.

Baptists Today created The Judson-Rice Award in 2001, in order to celebrate the contributions of early Baptist leaders Adoniram Judson, Ann Hasseltine Judson and Luther, and to recognize a current Baptist leader who has demonstrated significant leadership.

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