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Voter information and census help at Johnson Legacy Center opening

Community activities encourage participation in North Huntsville for Census 2020 and voter participation.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Join local community groups for a Voter Registration, Verification, and Census Participation Drive at the Johnson Legacy Center opening on Saturday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Johnson Legacy Center is at 6201 Pueblo Dr. NW in Huntsville. Along with the special voting and census event, there will be tours of the center along with demonstrations and rock climbing.

The Coalition For Justice Through Civic Engagement (CJCE) with coalition members WJAB 90.9 FM  and, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Huntsville Alumnae Chapter hope to encourage participation in North Huntsville low-engagement districts for Census 2020 and voter participation.

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“WJAB is very excited to be a part of this new chapter of the legacy of J.O. Johnson High School; where the Huntsville Community was invested in the education of its students. WJAB is proud to have The Coalition for Justice Through Civic Engagement (CJCE) by its side at this grand opening, to further the education and engagement of the Huntsville Community in raising its voice in the electoral process.  WJAB and CJCE's part in this legacy celebration, proves there is hope and representation matters," said Erica “Fox” Washington, WJAB 90.9 Program Manager.

“We have long lobbied the mayor and the city Council and the economic development authorities to re-invest in North Huntsville, instead of leaving those neighborhoods to age and become victim of blight, predatory landlords and redlining.  The City’s investment in the Johnson Legacy Center is an important step in improving our property values and our community’s quality of life.” stated Charles Hyder, President of the 100 Black Men of Huntsville. Hyder also commented “Our work on behalf of “Team 100” continues to benefit North Huntsville residents and we are thrilled to see residential, commercial and government in this part of town which is an area whose time has come.  For too long, it has been an afterthought and we are pleased to see this day.”

Ovetta Hobson, President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Huntsville Alumnae Chapter stated “As highlighted in a recent Washington Post article Delta has served the nation since her founding by being on the frontlines of social justice at the forefront of women’s suffrage and voting rights.  These issues have always been a priority for our organization.”

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