Award-winning actress, comedian and author, Kim Coles, is known for her ability to keep people laughing but in a new PSA released in partnership with Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable and Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda), Coles warns that this election is no laughing matter. The spot encourages people to vote early or on November 3, 2020.
“People are trying hard to stop you from voting so clearly, your vote matters… I like to spread love and laughter, but this election is no joke so you need to be vote ready! … grab your ID, a mask, music, a book, snacks, a raincoat, a lawn chair and go sit or stand in line and vote,” Cole urges in the spot.
“We are happy to see so many icons in the Black community donating their time and voice to help people make a plan to vote,” says Felicia M. Davis, convener of Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable. “Kim Coles is a trusted voice in our community. We’re glad she understands the fierce urgency of the moment and decided to create social media content to support our efforts to ensure that every registered voter is able to cast a ballot that counts in the 2020 Election.”
“We just had Black Family Reunion celebrations throughout the Atlanta Metro area and in cities where we have satellite offices – Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Albany, LaGrange and Athens – encouraging voters to cast a ballot on the first Saturday the polls were open,” adds Helen Butler, executive director of the Peoples’ Agenda. “Kim Coles is family to people in the African American community; and when your sisters and aunties tell you to go vote, you go vote. That’s the power of the sister vote!”
Coalition groups supporting the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s statewide voter education, registration, and mobilization campaign include GA BWR, HBCU Green Fund and Georgia Stand Up. They comprise the Georgia component of the NCBCPUnity ’20 Black Voting and Power Building National Campaign. To get information on voting or to join the national campaign visit www.unitycampaign.org.