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Front Page - Friday, July 22, 2016

Leadership Chattanooga alumni launch Your Vote Matters




The Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association (LCAA) has launched the 2016 Your Vote Matters campaign, a non-partisan initiative in which LCAA will partner with local organizations and community groups to increase voter participation in Hamilton County for the Aug. 4 election. LCAA and community partners will encourage voting during the early voting period, which began Friday, July 15 and ends Saturday, July 30.

“Voting is both a right and a privilege, but it’s also one of the most important responsibilities we have as U.S. citizens and as Tennesseans,” said Mary Stewart Lewis, president of the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association. “Voter apathy is a serious concern for our community, especially given how many elections today are being decided by less than 10 percent of the voting population.”

A recent analysis conducted by LCAA indicates that about 200,000 registered voters in Hamilton County do not consistently vote, and more than 37,000 people currently registered to vote in Hamilton County have never cast a ballot. LCAA’s goal for Your Vote Matters is to reduce voter apathy by at least 1 percent for the upcoming Aug. 4 election.

For more information about LCAA’s Your Vote Matters initiative, or to get involved, visit yourvotematterscha.com or contact yourvotematterscha@gmail.com.

Source: Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association