Eta Omega Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE IS UNDERWAY IN ATLANTA
Determined to limit the pandemic’s negative impact on voter registration during this final phase of the 2020 Election Cycle, the men of Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. today kicked off a massive social media campaign promoting voter registration via the Internet. The campaign, dubbed Operation Registration, provides a link directly to the Secretary of State’s web site where, in a matter of minutes, Georgia residents can either register or verify their voting status.
Overnight, each of Eta Omega Chapter’s 200+ active members began reaching out to their social media contacts, alerting all to Operation Registration and urging those connections to forward the message on how easy online voter registration is to connections of their own. The Omegas estimate their message will hit 200-thousand computers and mobile devices by Noon today. To reach the screens of newly eligible voters, faculty and staff at fifteen area high schools whose graduating seniors receive college scholarships from Eta Omega Chapter each year, have been asked to make sure that the class of 2021 is aware of the online registration option. Churches, civic groups, other Omega Psi Phi Chapters across Georgia, and members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (composed of nine historically Black Greek Letter groups including Omega Psi Phi), are also being asked to spread the word. Georgia residents seeking to register or re-register in time to participate in this year’s Presidential election have only until October 5th to do so, which makes this an urgent matter.
While Operation Registration is primarily virtual, a few in-person activities are scheduled. The first is set for 10 AM, Friday, August 14th at a COVID-19 testing site, as Eta Omega Chapter works with C.O.R.E. (Community Organized Relief Effort), Fulton County, and Bethel United Methodist Church to provide free coronavirus tests for up to 500 people.
Location: Bethel United Methodist Church Parking Lot: 1215 New Hope Road; Atlanta, GA 30331.