On election day, November 8, Black, urban, old school and hip hop radio will come together in a singular act of unity for “A Day of Black Radio Solidarity – Driving Souls To The Polls,” a one-day national non-partisan “get-out-and-vote” campaign that includes a five-point call-to-action.
“I called my brothers and sisters in radio and personally invited them to join me in this day of Black radio solidarity. It is our duty to unify and effectuate the plan,” said Sheryl Underwood, entertainer, co-host of THE TALK on CBS television and namesake of Sheryl Underwood Radio, heard on 63 radio affiliates, with a reach of over 4.2 million listeners.
A number of well-known radio personalities are taking part in the campaign, including Underwood; Tom Joyner – The Tom Joyner Morning Show; Steve Harvey – The Steve Harvey Morning Show; Big Boy – Big Boy’s Neighborhood; Russ Parr – The Russ Parr Show; Sway-Sway In The Morning; Michael Colyar – The Afternoon Rush; J. Anthony Brown – J. Anthony Brown; Sam Sylk – The Sam Sylk Show; CAFÉ MOCHA SHO; Dede Mcguire – “Dede in the Morning,” and a host of local personalities across the country. More personalities are being added daily.
The campaign includes a Call To Action:
1. Vote Early! Get An Absentee Ballot, complete it and return it to your local Board Of Elections.
2. Go 5 Deep: Call a neighbor. Call a friend and let’s transport them to the polls.
3. Calling all lawyers, fraternities, sororities and community leaders to please VOLUNTEER as an observer to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
4. Know Your Rights: Study the sample ballots. Learn about the candidates.
5. On November 8, 2016, Don’t complain, VOTE.
The day will end when the president-elect delivers their acceptance speech. Underwood says the goal is to use the collective media voice of Black Radio to increase the number of African-American, Latino and disenfranchised voters in this year’s election.
Visit blackradiosolidarityday.com for more information and links to participating radio outlets.