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With both Senate seats up for grabs and President Trump up for re-election, the November 3rd election could be a game changer for Georgia with the solidly red state finally turning blue. Just in time for the election, writer/director Seith Mann (#FreeRayshawn, Raising Dion) and writer/producer Elyce Strong Mann (Lincoln Heights) drop an animated video, “Schoolhouse BLK Presents Turn It Blue,” a dirty south ditty motivating Georgia voters to register and vote early and “turn this mf blue.” A family endeavor, the video features a young boy inquiring about a bill about qualified immunity. Produced by DJ Cozmo and Phonte Keys: Zo, the song is written by Phonte Coleman, Santiaugo Gathright, Marcus Perry, Tristan Wilds and performed by Big Sant.
Check out the video below:
“Turn It Blue” reminds Georgia voters to register early by October 4 th (the actual deadline date is October5) and to vote early in the election. The PSA also highlights the important bills and decisions that will be made during this election, shouting out the Get Your Booty to the Poll PSA that has gone viral in the process.
For the first time in decades, there’s a real chance to “Turn It Blue.” You’ve got Democrat Jon Osoff taking on Republican David Perdue. Recent Gov. Brian Kemp appointee Republican Kelly Loeffler will be trying to hold on to her seat against fellow Republican Doug Collins, who was endorsed by former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Raphael Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Warnock has taken the lead over Democrat Matt Lieberman, educator and son of former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who refuses to budge, despite calls from top Democrats to unite the party behind Warnock. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama have endorsed Warnock for the seat.
To learn more about “Turn It Blue,” visit their website, where you can also register to vote.
To register to vote in Georgia online, click here.
To check your voter registration status online, click here.
Registered Georgia voters can vote early before the November 3 election. Early voting begins Tuesday, October 12, 2020 and ends Friday, October 30, 2020. To find early voting locations, click here and enter your county or click here. Please note dates and hours vary so please check online before you head to your early voting location.
To find your polling station (where you vote) on November 3, click here.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @TheBurtonWire.
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