DuSable Museum of African American History will host voting rights event

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The DuSable Museum of African American History and IVI-IPO South Chapter are sponsoring "Hope Is Vote" even targeting young voters to educate them on voting rights and registration Friday, Jan. 16.

"This event is to make young people aware of the value of their vote and to get them involved in all aspects of an election. They can become voter registrars, election day judges, etc.," says Marion Batey. "We want them to learn about voting, how to go about voting and what voting can do for them."

The event targets Chicagoans ages 17 to 24. The event will show the last Democratic presidential debate, followed by audience questions for a panel of experts, activists and students. New voters will also be able to register to vote at the event.

"Hope Is Vote" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, and is free for all attendees.