Voter Registration Taking Place at Black Panther Screenings
For a long time I’ve questioned why organizations haven’t held voter registration drives at geek events like conventions.
One organization seems to have heard my screams as Electoral Justice Project has launched #WakandaTheVote which is allowing those seeing Black Panther to register to vote.
Founded by Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba, the organization’s goal is to register as many voters as they can at theaters.
This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda. We know that for some it’s a superhero world, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built — and we want to build it! This upcoming spring and November 2018 midterm elections are an important step in building that new world, and we want to take every opportunity to engage our communities in the conversation of electoral justice. We will be registering people to vote at movie theaters across the country so that we can #wakandathevote at the ballot box.
Over 1,000 individuals responded to the organizations call for help. The organization is focused on educating and motivating Black voters as well as launching an “intensive campaign manager institute” in the spring called Electoral Justice League.
Can’t make a screening and need to register to vote? Text WAKANDA to 91990. You can also register to vote with the handy widget on the right side of our site.