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Saturday, February 18, 2012

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Importance of VOTING!

Did you know that the number of registered voters in Chicago is at its lowest level since at least 1942? The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners released this startling information this week.

As we celebrate Black History Month, let us not forget the countless men and women who fought and paid the ultimate price for us to have the right to vote. If you are not registered to vote, the Chicago Urban League urges you to get registered to vote today!

Tuesday, February 21 is the last day to register for the March 20th primary election. Chicago voters can also register in person at the board offices, at a state driver's license office or by mail with a form that can be downloaded at the board's website, www.chicagoelections.com. You can also register to vote at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave. Our offices will be open all day on February 21 to register voters. - Andrea Zopp, Chicago Urban League's CEO

Early voting starts Feb. 27th, so anyone who really wants to support the candidates of their choice can get an early start. But most importantly is that each registered voter, please remember the importance of this earned process and just do it. And anyone who's not registered yet, please take ten minutes on Monday or Tuesday of next week and pay your respects to your ancestors who died and suffered so that you could participate in this American tradition. - Carl West, CEO MG Media

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