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Youth pack boxes for virtual primary party

Posted at 8:58 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 23:20:22-04

BALTIMORE — You should have already received your ballot in the mail for the primary election on June 2.

Baltimore’s mayor, council members seats and other important positions are on the ballot.

On Friday, the Garage event space in Station North was transformed into a warehouse of young workers packing boxes to drive more young people to vote.

“There is a leadership crisis in Baltimore,” said Derrick Chase. “We know and understand if we don’t have the right leaders in place than Baltimore can go left or go right. Everything that’s within our power to support organizations that’s trying to steer Baltimore in the right direction we’re going to get behind that.”

Community leader Derrick Chase with Stand Up Baltimore converted his event space into a workshop to make the boxes for Baltimore Votes and Black Girls vote.

Just Our Youth Group— an organization that guides underprivileged young people is taking care of the packing.

“Some of them are first time voters so to get them excited and their friends excited on why we should be voting is awesome,” said Lonnie Walked with Just Our Youth. “They are excited they are researching the candidates.”

Everything is geared towards getting people to send their ballots back.

They’ve got snacks from local businesses like Berger Cookies, information cards to tell you how to vote and of course lots of swag from local businesses all aimed at getting people to send that ballot in.

“We have vote early day next weekend,” said Sam Novey with Baltimore Votes. “A great car parade the no boundaries coalition is leading and a party at the mailbox.”

You just have to go to Baltimore Votes website, here.