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 wins American Association of Political Consultants’ prestigious 2015 ‘Pollie Award’ for national excellence in website presentation by a state or local organization

Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Supervisor and AAVREP founder, today announced the organization has been honored with a prestigious silver ‘Pollie Award’ from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) for AAVREP’s website design and presentation.

AAVREP’s silver ‘Pollie Award’ for websites produced by state or local organizations in the group’s Internet-Candidate Division was awarded at last week’s AAPC’s national Pollie Awards convention in New Orleans.

Mr. Ridley-Thomas said, “AAVREP is dedicated to protecting our nation’s hard-fought voting rights, broadening voter education, and encouraging voter registration and election participation. We’re extremely proud to have received national recognition from AAPC’s members for AAVREP’s web technology efforts to reach voters and engage residents who are not registered to vote so they may sign up to participate in local, state and national elections. We thank AAPC and its award competition judges for bestowing AAVREP with its silver ‘Pollie’ award.”

AAVREP’s website was designed by PowerThru Consulting. PowerThru Consulting’s California website projects won 2 Reed awards as well (Oye Mi Voz for SEIU California won Best Spanish Language Website and Stop Measure Q for San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters Local 891 PAC won Best Independent Expenditure Website).

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