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Stand Up & Vote Bell County is a non-profit organization without political affiliation that is developing a program for multiple organizations to use to assist registered voters in Bell County who have difficulties in getting to a voting station to vote in local, state and national elections.


For more LWV Inforation contact NAACP Members Ami Hooper at 254-913-5666 and Chris Rosenberg at

Political Action Committee

Reginald Turner, Chair


National Voter Registration Day - September 19th

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Please get someone out to register today.

The Killeen Branch and Temple Branch NAACP in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Bell County are hosting a Voter Palooza on Tuesday, September 19 for National Voter Registration Day.
Voter Registration sites will be throughout Bell County in Belton, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Temple, Salado, and Killeen.

Those locations with addresses are located on the website.

The Temple NAACP will be at the Temple Library at 100 W Adams Avenue from 10 am to 4 pm and at Temple High School from Noon to 2 pm.

For those who are not registered, this is your opportunity to get registered!

About National Voter Registration Day:
It is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. It has quickly gained momentum since it was first observed in 2012, with more than 5 million voters registered to vote on the holiday to date. Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day involves volunteers and organizations from all over the country hitting the streets in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts.
According to U.S. Census data from 2020, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day efforts are designed to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to vote, creating broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.
The holiday is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center).

At the NAACP Temple Branch, we believe in the power of every voice, and we are here to remind you that your vote is your voice, your power, and your future.

Voting is not just a right; it is a crucial tool for shaping the destiny of our communities, our nation, and the world. By registering to vote and participating in elections, you actively shape policies, elect representatives who reflect your values, and hold our leaders accountable. Your vote means saying, "I matter, and my voice counts."

Here are a few reasons why registering to vote is vital:

1. Influence Policies: Voting allows you to have a say in creating laws, regulations, and policies that affect your daily life. Whether it's education, healthcare, criminal justice reform, or environmental issues, your vote helps shape the future of these critical areas.

2. Representation: By participating in elections, you ensure that your community is represented by leaders who understand your unique needs and concerns. Your vote helps ensure that your voice is heard at all levels of government.

3. Equality and Justice: Voting is a powerful tool in the fight for equality and justice. It has been instrumental in advancing civil rights and promoting social change throughout history. By voting, you continue the legacy of those who fought for your right to do so.

4. Community Empowerment: When you register to vote and encourage others to do the same, you empower your community. Your collective voices can bring about positive changes, making your neighborhood, city, and state a better place to live.

5. Honoring Our Ancestors: Remember the sacrifices made by those who came before us. Many individuals risked their lives and faced incredible challenges to secure the right to vote for all. Registering and voting honors their legacy and dedication to a more just society.

We encourage you to take action today:

1. Register to Vote: Register to vote if you haven't already. It's a simple process that can have a profound impact. Visit your local election office or register online at [Website].

2. Spread the Word: Encourage your friends, family, and community members to register to vote. Hosting voter registration drives or sharing information on social media can make a significant difference.

3. Stay informed: Information about candidates, issues, and election dates is important to know. Knowledge is power, and being well-informed ensures your vote is cast wisely.

4. Vote Early or on Election Day: Plan to vote and follow through. Whether you vote early or on Election Day, your participation is crucial.

5. Volunteer: Consider volunteering with organizations that increase voter turnout and protect voting rights. Your efforts can amplify the impact of your vote.

Remember, every vote counts, and every voice matters. Participation is essential to creating the change you want in your community and the world. Let us continue to stand together, pursuing justice, equality, and a brighter future for all.

Remember, we are a part of this vital movement for change. Together, we can make a difference!

Importance of the Census

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice, equality, and civil rights. Today, we want to emphasize the importance of participating in the census and its profound impact on our communities.

Every ten years, the census takes a snapshot of our nation's demographics, determining representation in Congress and the allocation of critical federal funds. Your participation matters because it directly affects your community's resources and political power.

The census shapes the future of our neighborhoods by:
1. Ensuring Fair Representation: An accurate count determines each state's seats in the House of Representatives. This impacts the laws passed, the policies implemented, and the voices that advocate for our interests on Capitol Hill.
2. Distributing Resources: Federal funds for education, healthcare, infrastructure, and social services are distributed based on census data. By participating, you help secure your community's fair share of funding for essential programs.
3. Driving Accountability: Census data is used to hold governments accountable for civil rights enforcement, ensuring fair treatment for all communities, regardless of their size or demographic makeup.
4. Planning for the Future: Local governments and organizations use census data to plan for schools, hospitals, public transportation, and other essential services that improve our daily lives.

Your participation in the census is more than just filling out a form; it's a statement of your commitment to improving your community. It's a way to shape the future, secure the resources your community deserves, and ensure your voice is heard.
Don't let your community be underrepresented or underserved. Make a difference today by participating in the census. Together, we can build a fairer, more equitable future for all.

Copyright © Temple NAACP Unit, Temple, Texas 2020

P.O. Box 157
Temple, TX 76503
Phone: 254.421.7930


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