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Voter/Census Caravan and Neighborhood Clean Up set

Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will partner with the Memphis Urban League and the US Census Bureau to host a Voter

Registration/Census Caravan and Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday (Sept. 19).

The event, which begins at noon, will feature a caravan through one of the lowest Census count areas of Memphis (South of the Medical District). Drivers will decorate their vehicles with the support of other community partners to encourage residents to complete the Census and register to vote.

The caravan route will begin at L.E. Brown Park and travel throughout the South Memphis neighborhoods near the Medical District. The clean up will be in the area surrounding L.E. Brown Park, 617 Orleans.

Sept. 30th is deadline to complete the 2020 Census.

“With the September 30th Census deadline and the October 5th deadline for new voter registrations quickly approaching, we are putting a lot of effort into increasing community awareness, concern and action through our caravan and cleanup events,” said MULYP President Ashlee Hafford.

“We have data that shows the areas with the lowest census turnout and voter participation are the areas and neighborhoods in Memphis that need the funding, resources and representation the most. …

“We want community members to be armed with the right information and we are doing all we can amidst this pandemic to ensure Memphians are taking the necessary steps to make sure they are counted in the census and heard (via) ballots this fall”

 (For more information on the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, visit www.memphisulyp.org.)

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