Ronald W. Walters Election Day Command Center to Monitor Black Voter Turnout and Conditions at the Polls


Media Conference calls with state coordinators on the ground at

1:30 PM and 6:30 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University, Black Women’s Roundtable, Black Youth Vote, and Howard University Student Association (HUSA) will host the Ronald Walters Election Day Command Center (RWCC) on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at Howard University. The command center team will monitor, track and communicate with on-the-ground field operations in selected states to ensure ‘real time’ reporting and trending, analyze voter turnout reports, and analyze election results. The RWCC will also track issues and problems at the polls.

The Command Center is linked with field operations in Georgia, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Arkansas. The Center will also track and report on elections in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states. HUSA representatives will coordinate with student leaders at other HBCUs to report on college student engagement in the election.

WHO: The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University, Black Women’s Roundtable, Black Youth Vote, Howard University Student Association, A. Philip Randolph Institute, National African American Clergy Network
WHAT: Ronald Walters Election Day Command Center

WHERE: Howard University Campus – Carnegie Building Conference Room A,  Carnegie Building, 1st Floor, Howard University, 2395 6th Street, NW, DC
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014

CONFERENCE CALLS WITH STATE COORDINATORS:
Press Call-In Conference Calls:
1:3O P.M., 6:30 P.M.
(for call in # and pass code RSVP in advance to Edrea edmedia@dogonvillage.com or (818) 613-9521)

COMMAND CENTER & WATCH PARTY: 9 A.M. – 11:30 PM
(Space is limited please RSVP in advance to Edrea edmedia@dogonvillage.com)
TIME: 10 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Coordinators and leaders are available for one-on-one interviews during the day. Contact edmedia@dogonvillage.com. You can also follow activity on twitter with the hashtag #vote4justice and #sistersvote

About NCBCP

Founded in 1976, NCBCP is a 501c3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The women’s initiative, BWR stays at the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women and girls. Established in 1996 to address the chronic decline in Black youth voter participation, Black Youth Vote! has served as one of the leading youth-led movements focused on training the next generation of civic leaders and organizers, and increasing Black youth voter participation and engagement.

About Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University
The Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center was established by Howard University to serve as a focal point for research, publications, service, policy discussions and leadership development activities in areas involving the engagement of African Americans in the U.S. political process and in U.S. national and foreign policy. The Center is an interdisciplinary center that will preserve the legacy of Dr. Ronald Walters, a scholar-activist who conducted research, served as a mentor to students and political leaders, provided strategic direction and thinking in the political and civic arenas, was a prolific writer and served as a political commentator. It is envisioned that the Walters Center will become the premier academic center for research and publications on policy issues that directly impact the global black community.