African American Voter Registration, Education, & Participation Project

Increasing African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities in California. We've registered over 200,000 voters and counting since 2002!

AAVREP Statement to African Americans gathered at the 2018 California Democratic Party Convention

The sixteen year-old African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Committee founded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is relaunching with a goal to register 50,000 new Black voters in California!

The focus of the registration effort will be emancipating justice impacted individuals (our brothers and sisters who have left incarceration and who are supposed to be free).

Tim Kornegay of LA Voice/PICO California will be leading the effort. Tim is helping our people to freedom and that’s why we are Democrats…we seek freedom!

AAVREP has been collecting information and having conversations at this Convention about maximizing Black political participation in elections all across the Golden State.

African Americans who attended the Convention are dedicated to progress and Black political action for justice, freedom, and opportunity.

We lift and celebrate our Black Sisters who are saving Democracy and the Democratic Party election by election.

On Saturday April 14th of this year, AAVREP will be opening a new office at LaBrea and Rodeo Road to start on our new registration target.

We know what AAVREP can do. In the last election cycle alone, 38,000 new voters were registered in Los Angeles County. Since the start of the 21st Century, this effort has been California’s most productive in registering new voters.

Be sure to look out for the results of AAVREP’s polling of Black voters and education efforts on what ballot measures and candidates will do to advance Black California’s interests.

As might be said in Wakanda, ‘Our Lives Matter and Our Votes Count!’