Charlamagne Tha God’s Voter’s Initiative


If you listen to the New York based Power105’s nationally-syndicated radio show on IHeart Radio, “The Breakfast Club“, you are familiar with Charlamagne tha God who co-hosts with Angela Yee and DJ Envy.

Charlamagne, born Lenard Larry McKelvey, is Monk’s Corner, SC, is an ex-offender is open and is very vocal about how it has affected his life including voting.

Charlamagne Tha God has also been very vocal about political issues and current events from the killing of unarmed black men by law enforcement from to Kanye West visiting President Donald Trump in the White House. His new endeavor is no different. Now he has spearheaded a campaign to encourage people to become involved in the political process by voting. Charlamagne Tha God has stated many times how important it was to go to the polls and make their voices heard.

This year holds a lot of big local elections for many states and will determine the course of many states in the country. There are major elections in 15 states including Louisiana, Texas and Ohio. The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite being accused of sexual misconduct dating back to his high school days has stirred a lot of conversation about the stance on similar issues and the importance of voting in local elections. See This Article for additional information about Charlamagne.

In 2016 he served as the spokesperson for the Hip Hop caucus, “Respect My Vote!”. This organization assists young people in registering to vote and to educate themselves on the issues. They also educate people on the laws and history of black people voting in this country. The presidential elections that year between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump showed that only 56 percent of registered voters, actually voted. Millennials actually turned out in lower numbers than any other age group. Charlamagne hopes to help bring about change in these numbers.

October 9th was the last day potential voters were able to register. Early voting started on October 17th with general elections being held on November 6th


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