NCCCR and the Voting Bloc in North Charleston
By Jaquil Durham
When people vote in unity and informed they control their destiny. The North Charleston Civil Coalition for Reform is pushing for change in North Charleston by starting a voting bloc. They are seeking 10,000 voters in North Charleston that will change the balance of power in favor of the community.
This is necessary to usher in an age of unprecedented economic and community development opportunities for residents in underserved and poor communities. NCCCR consultant, Kwadjo Campbell of JC & Associates says, “The organizations of the NCCCR feels the community can’t say we want a better future for our families if we are unwilling to get out into the streets to do the work it takes.”
7000 Black Voters will determine the City of North Charleston 2015 Race, and there are over 70,000 Voting age Blacks living in the city! With a new sense of awareness among City’s Black residents, they feel change is on the way as it has come in cities like Ferguson, MI, and Baltimore, MD where social justice has ushered in political changes.
Mr. Campbell says by joining the NCCCR voting bloc voters will be kept informed of the issues in THEIR community and district. They will receive a digital copy of the economic, public safety, social, and cultural policies and reforms put forward to candidates seeking local, state, and national office, and their official responses. They will also be informed concerning events, rallies, town hall meetings that relate ONLY TO their voting district.
Every Saturday the NCCCR does voter registration where over 100 volunteers go into the communities and identifies voters for the Bloc and the upcoming city elections. The voter registration drives always precedes a Monday Town Hall meeting in the same community. So far, they report over 1000 people signed up for the voting bloc. “Change is definitely in the air”, says an optimistic and upbeat, Kwadjo Campbell.