Newark, New Jersey — On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, La Casa de Don Pedro’s Community and Economic Development Division (CED) hosted a National Voter Registration Day event at El Patio, La Casa’s new community space, located at 43-47 Broadway in the heart of the Lower Broadway section of Newark, NJ. Joined by our friends from Taino’s Kitchen, CED staffers armed with both paper voter registration forms and tablets available for electronic registrations assisted more than 20 Newark residents register to vote. With delicious food and good music provided by the Taino’s Kitchen food truck, the event provided a festive atmosphere that underscored the importance of every citizen exercising their right to vote.
According to U.S. Census data from 2020, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. La Casa de Don Pedro and National Voter Registration Day want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. La Casa staff are available to co-host Voter Registration events with your organization now through the New Jersey voter registration deadline on October 18, 2022.
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.7 million voters have registered to vote since the holiday was created. Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day involves volunteers and organizations from all over the country hitting the streets in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.
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