Local organization makes push to raise voter awareness

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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In South Philadelphia neighborhoods, organizers with Black Voters Matter had one goal Tuesday night.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- In South Philadelphia neighborhoods, organizers with Black Voters Matter had one goal Tuesday night as they rolled through the streets honking their horns.

"Bring the resources to the community, they may be more active in the process," said the group's Pennsylvania state coordinator Brittany Smalls.

The grassroots organization has been ramping up its efforts to go to underserved neighborhoods with the election three weeks out.

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"We're in a pandemic right now, so we have to be really creative," Smalls said. "We have magnets on the car. The magnets are QR codes where people can register or request their mail-in ballot right on the phone."

The voter registration caravan is becoming a regular sight in the city.

Pennsylvania is once again a battleground state among the presidential election, with both campaigns eyeing its 20 electoral votes.

The voter registrations deadline for Pennsylvania is Monday, Oct 19.

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