Voter registration drive in Newark to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

January 18, 2012 by  

The South Newark Civic Association (SNCA) will hold a voter registration drive on Sunday, January 22 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and his work with the civil rights movement. The educational event will be held at the Trinity AME Church at 2 p.m. Starting at 3p,m., groups of students and members of the community will go door-to-door in an effort to register voters and encourage them to become involved in the community. The small groups of individuals will continue to knock on people’s doors and sign them up to vote until 5 p.m.

Community organizations and other groups in and around Newark often require the services of local print companies for flyer printing, poster printing and a variety of other printing services. Special events, drives, fundraisers and other activities are often publicized with flyers, posters and other print advertisements.

The SNCA formed over 10 years ago as a community block watch group. The group is currently seeking recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Jeremy Blake, who has been with the group since the beginning, says that he views SNCA as a community empowerment organization ready to work with neighbors and community members on common issues. Blake stated that, in light of the fact that so many have had to fight for the right to vote, it is a privilege that should not be taken for granted. The SNCA hopes to bring the community together in collaborative efforts with other community organizations, such as the YES Club and Freedom School.