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Highlights from Juneteenth 2014

Oh, what a night! Highlights from the 13th annual Juneteenth celebration in Los Angeles, held on Thursday June 19th, 2014. Together we raised over half a million dollars.

Click here for photos, video and more!

Hope to see you next year for our Party with a Purpose.

Ready to VOTE?

Your family FOUGHT HARD to be given the right to vote.


Polls are open on August 12th for the LAUSD Board of Education District 1 runoff election.

Click here to find your polling place and the answers to any last minute questions.

50 Years Later, Obama Salutes Effects of Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act fifty years ago banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin.

Watch Obama speak about its legacy now!

We cannot be complacent. Do not take for granted our right to vote, WE MUST EXERCISE IT.


The African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation (AAVREP) is the largest organized effort targeting African American and urban voters in the state of California in more than a decade. We’ve registered over 175,000 voters and counting!

Founded in January 2002 by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, AAVREP’s mission is to increase African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities.

Now we’re registering and turning out voters for the 2014 election. The LAUSD Special Election runoff is August 12: be sure to get out and vote!