A BRIGHTER FUTURE
A step towards progress in Clarksville, TN.
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The Clarksville Montgomery County Voter Apathy Project, founded by Tyler Rose, was created due to the problematic voting situation in Clarksville, TN. Voter apathy can be defined as low voter turnout among eligible voters or a lack of interest when it comes to voting. According to the Washington Post, Tennessee has very high voter apathy and one of the lowest voter turnouts in the United States. Furthermore, Montgomery County had around 45% of the population vote in the 2016 election, which is the lowest in the state of Tennessee along with other districts. To some people this may not seem like an important issue, however, for the political arena of Montgomery County this is a significant topic that needs to be addressed. DON'T be the absent 55%!
Voting is one of the most vital things to do, especially as a young adult, because every vote counts. Young voters account for half of the voting population, making them a powerful political factor. The CMC VA Project is dedicated to getting everyone to vote and encouraging everyone to carry out their civic duty!
The NAACP Clarksville-Montgomery TN Branch
-What does the NAACP stand for?
The NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
-What does the NAACP do?
The NAACP's mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic quality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
-Who founded the NAACP and why?
The NAACP was created in 1909 by an interracial group including W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Mary White Ovington, and others that were concerned with the tribulations facing the African American community.
-What has the NAACP accomplished?
The NAACP has played a significant role in transforming America to what it has become today. Using a combination of methods including legal challenges, demonstrations, and economic boycotts, the NAACP took a major role in ending segregation in the United States.
-What does the NAACP sponsorship mean?
The NAACP Clarksville-Montgomery TN Branch sponsorship to the CMC VA Project is allowing a solid base to encourage voter participation in the Clarksville community. It also gives a chance for everyone's voice to be heard when it comes to voting.