New Orleans residents who are registered voters and were displaced by the hurricane are still eligible to vote in their home parish if they have not registered to vote anywhere else. We need to reach as many of these voters as soon as possible to make sure they can vote in the elections April 22.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your friends and family. If you know people displaced by Katrina, please let them know they have time to vote in their local election.
It was New Orleans ' poorest, most vulnerable residents who were hit hardest by the hurricane, and it is their rights at risk when the state makes it difficult for them to vote. This election comes at a crucial time in our nation 's history as Congress considers reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act.
We cannot allow those who would erode our rights to get a foot in the door. All of us who care about preserving and protecting the hard-won right to vote have a stake in making sure New Orleans residents can vote April 22.
Thank you for all you do.
Working Families e-Activist Network, AFL-CIO
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