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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE-TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 1956

Campaign Finds Many Negro Voters Unregistered
By Joan McKinney
"What's the use of voting?"
"What do you gain?" or "They won't miss my vote" were the typical answers that [[underlined]]some 60 members of the local branch of the National Council of Negro Women received[[underlined]] when they staged their recent [[drive to register voters.[[//underlined]]

They listed these among the 600 or so "complacent" prospects whom they flagged tween August 27 and September 13.

In addition there were about 200 shy 21-year-olds, hesitant about exercising their rights, not knowing they could vote if they became 21 between registration time and Election Day. And the balance of the 1500 eligible voters the women contacted were ignorant of residence qualifications, or didn't know that their "permanent" registration became void if they moved or hadn't voted since 1952.

Vote Drive
The drive was the first phase in the Citizenship Education Project to Get Out the Vote, Jointly sponsored by the Council and the Urban League of New York.

[[underlined]] San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York were chosen as "pilot" cities for[[underlined//]] this project, which is financed by the Urban League and may be extended to other cities for future elections.

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[[underlined]]S.F. SUN[[//underlined]] REPORTER SEPT. 15,1956

Saturday afternoon [[underlined]]a motor-cade launched the Citizenship Education project[[//underlined]] being co-sponsored by the National Urban League and the [[underlined]]National Council of Negro Women.[[//underlined]] The local group represented members of Greek-letter and civic organizations who are participating in the project. Some of the local groups cooperating with the local chapter of NCNW are the National Negro Study Club, Jr. Council of NCNW, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Las Amigas Club and the Men of Tomorrow.

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