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Buffalo nonprofit helps to register new voters

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Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 05:30:53-04

Every Wednesday for the past 10 weeks, rain or shine, volunteers with Stop the Violence Coalition have been scouring Buffalo with one goal: to register as many new voters as possible.

“The west side, the south side, the north side, Delaware Avenue, we’ve been all up and down every pocket the City and even a stop in Niagara Falls,” explained Murray Holman who is leading the charge.

“It’s important that we all get involved, and vote. It makes a difference,” Holman added.

Holman said at last check they had registered 1400 voters.

Holman said the efforts wouldn’t be possible without the help of some 100 volunteers, and the initiative’s sponsors.

“We all felt that we all needed to get people out to vote because voting is a positive way to effect change,” said sponsor, John Elmore. The Law Offices of John Elmore and Steve Boyd have donated hundreds to the cause.

Holman said they don’t plan to slow down in the final week ahead of the registration deadline. He’ll be at the Tops Friendly Markets on Niagara Street on Wednesday October 7 beginning at 5:00 P.M.