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First day on the job, NAACP President launches online voter registration drive


In his first week as National President of the  NAACP, and with only seven weeks to go until Election Day, Benjamin Todd Jealous has hit the ground running with a message stressing the need to register every possible voter.

“While unprecedented numbers of African Americans voted in this year’s primary elections, there are still an estimated eight million unregistered. That’s just too many” Jealous said.

This week the NAACP launched Upload to Uplift, the NAACP’s new Online Voter Registration Initiative to leverage the powerful, viral effect of the Internet. The registration tool, available at, allows visitors to register and/or upload the email addresses from their address books in any major email program, like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and others, directly into the online registration system. No one else will contact your friends and family and the information will be completely confidential. «Read the rest of this article»


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