Rome NAACP helps people register to vote, fill out census forms

The Rome branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sat outside of the Rome Police Department Wednesday, to help people fill out 2020 Census and voter registration forms.

Posted: Sep 16, 2020 2:11 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2020 2:12 PM

ROME, N.Y. – The Rome branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) set up outside the Rome Police Department Wednesday, to help people fill out 2020 Census and voter registration forms.

Volunteers from the organization were also handing out free hand sanitizer and face masks.

NAACP President Jaqueline Nelson says the group is working with police on a few efforts to bring change to the area.

"One of them will be our focus group, which will look into the governor's executive order, and the policies and procedures of the Rome Police Department,” said Nelson. “In order to do things like that, you have to come together, you have to work together and you have to listen to each other and that's what we're going to be doing.”

The NAACP is also working with Capitol Theatre to hold a movie night on Sunday, showing the film “John Lewis: Good Trouble.”   

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