"A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930's when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990's, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.
Did you know some states are enacting voter registration laws making it increasingly difficult for citizens to vote?
Find out how and stay current with laws in your state here, National Urban League: View Your Rights. [Verify with your secretary of state, county recorder or parish office your voting registration status and/or questions.]