City of Miami Mayor and Florida African American Caribbean Empowerment Alliance holding voter registration drive

Miami — City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado accompanied by Eric Battles, representative of the Florida African American Caribbean Empowerment Alliance: Unite for Dignity (F.A.C.E.) and Haydee Wheeler, Neighborhood Enhancement Teams, (NET) Director will hold a Press Conference on Friday, September 17, 2010, at 11:00am, at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, to announce a voter registration drive, at various NET Offices throughout the city, during the months of September and October.

“Under the leadership of FACE Alliance Chairman State Senator Tony Hill, FACE Unite for Dignity is excited to partner with the City of Miami. We are working hard to ensure that our communities are registered to vote and are civically engaged.” said Miami native and F.A.C.E.: Unite for Dignity South Florida Political Director Eric Battles.

F.A.C.E.’s goal is to attract, educate, organize and mobilize African American and Caribbean voters in Florida. One of the ways to accomplish this is through voter registration.

Starting Monday, September 20th, residents can visit the following NET Offices where members of F.A.C.E. will be on hand to register them to vote:

Overtown NET
1490 NW 3rd Avenue
(305) 372-4550

Little Havana NET
1275 NW 1st Street
(305) 960-4650

Little Haiti NET
6301 NE 2nd Avenue
(305) 960-4660

Model City NET
1000 NW 62nd Street
(305) 795-2303

“We are pleased to assist in the democratic process,” explained Mayor Regalado. “It is through voting that citizens have one of the strongest weapons to make their hopes and concerns count.”

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