National Voter Registration Day

Event Date: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00am to 11:55am

Event Location: 

Nonprofits to Mark National Voter Registration Day

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PITTSBURGH, PA (September 26, 2016)- On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, nonprofits across the Pittsburgh region will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day with activities designed to engage their clients, staff, and board members in the 2016 election. As part of the celebration, members of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership’s (GPNP) Nonprofit Vote cohort will be holding activities as part of their collective effort to engage 4,250 new and low-propensity voters this year.

“National Voter Registration Day is an important opportunity for nonprofit organizations to engage their constituents in the 2016 election, before Pennsylvania’s October 11 deadline,” said GPNP Executive Director Samantha Balbier. “GPNP and its Nonprofit Vote partner organizations are proud to be celebrating and fulfilling the day’s purpose by making sure that eligible voters register to vote and pledge to vote on Election Day.”

Background on GPNP’s Nonprofit Vote Cohort is available here. Events hosted by members of GPNP’s Nonprofit Vote partners include:

Auberle: Contact Deb Hilton at (412) 673-5856 x1315 or debh@auberle.org for events at the 412 Youth Zone in downtown Pittsburgh.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh: Contact Caroline Liptak at (412) 325-6754 or clipta@ccpgh.org for events taking place at their facilities.

Community Human Services: Contact Jon Hoffman at (412) 246-1608 jhoffmann@chscorp.org for events taking place at their facilities.

Consumer Health Coalition: Will be focusing their activities on persons with disabilities, guided by the motto “register, pledge, and act.” Contact Reverend Sally Jo Snyder at (412) 456-1877 x203 or ssnyder@consumerhealthcoalition.org.

Focus on Renewal (FOR): Will be conducting pop-up tabling and outreach throughout the day at FOR activities and events across the community. Contact Lydia Morin at (412) 331-1685 x332 or lmorin@forstorox.org.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: Invites the public to stop by the food bank on September 27 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to register to vote. The food bank is located at: 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110 - just 2.5 miles from Kennywood Park. Contact Dennis McManus at (412) 460-3663 x283 or dmcmanus@pittsburghfoodbank.org.

National Council of Jewish Women- Pittsburgh Section: Will be tabling at their Thriftique Thrift Store in Lawrenceville, 125 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Wilkinsburg Family Support Center/Office of Child Development: Will be conducting pop-up voter registration stations. Contact Elaine Harris-Fulton at (412) 377-9821 or e_harris_fulton@yahoo.com. Times and locations are:

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM: Wilkinsburg Hosanna House (807 Wallace Ave Wilkinsburg PA 15221)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: East Liberty Giant Eagle (6320 Shakespeare Pittsburgh, PA 15221)

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Homewood in front of the Library (7101 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Penn Hills shopping center parking lot near Dollar Bank (218 Rodi Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM: Duquesne Plaza Shopping Center Save A Lot (9 Duquesne Blvd, Duquesne, PA 15110)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Wilkinsburg in the parking lot near Save A Lot (725 Ross Ave, Wilkinsburg PA 15221)

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh: Will be holding registration drives at its three main large sites in Homewood, Hazelwood, and Penn Hills. Will also be doing mini celebrations at Thelma Lovette (Hill District), Baierl (Sewickley), Western Area (Coraopolis), and Sampson (Plum) YMCAs. Contact Jose Diaz at (412) 436-0524 or jdiaz@ymcapgh.org.

YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh: There will be voter engagement tables at the Downtown and Homewood YWCAs from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Contact Mell Steven-Cosnek at (412) 255-1466 or mstevencosnek@ywcapgh.org.

About National Voter Registration Day:

Nationally, more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools and election administrators will join forces in the 5th annual National Voter Registration Day – a national civic mobilization to help all eligible Americans register to vote. This single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September by proclamation of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Organized by the nonprofit sector, it combines thousands of local volunteer events with a massive online voter registration campaign to enroll the one in four Americans who have yet to register. National Voter Registration Day is organized annually by nonpartisan voter engagement organizations including Nonprofit VOTE, League of Women Voters, TurboVote, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, and Bus Federation Civic Fund. Sponsored by United Way Worldwide, Independent Sector, and the National Council of Nonprofits, other partners include Twitter, Tumblr, Google, Republican Main Street Partnership, MTV, and the bi-partisan National Association of Secretaries of State. Further information on National Voter Registration Day is available at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org