“This is an initiative of Black fraternities and sororities that have come together to make sure people understand the importance of voter registration and also to educate voters especially in the African-American community about the process,” said Green.
Green received calls from some of his fraternity brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi who were concerned with Philadelphia being a crucial aspect of Pennsylvania from a voting perspective. They put together this operation to educate voters about mail-in balloting, voter registration and to get the word out at wards throughout the city: the 42nd Ward and 11th Ward previously, Saturday in the 17th Ward, and next week in the 49th Ward.
“Senator Kamala Harris is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, which has also helped to galvanize fraternities and sororities around the country,” he said.
Richardson said it was her pleasure to team up with colleagues Green and Councilmember Cherelle Parker. “We are the three Black Greek members of Philadelphia City Council. This a nonpartisan effort so we are not telling you who to vote for, but we are telling everyone to get out and vote in the most consequential election of our lifetime today.”