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Kids Got The Vote kicks off tonight

Kids Got the Vote kickoff posterIf you’ve got a chance, you may want to stop on by WorkPlay tonight starting at 8 p.m. and learn more about plans to register young people to vote in advance of the November elections. Empower Alabama is partnering with Catalyst for Birmingham and Greater Birmingham Ministries in this effort which will include shows at WorkPlay and The Bottletree. Tonight’s event will feature catering by local restaurants and entertainment by DJs Nastique and Charles III and the All That Fuss dancers.

Coincidentally, this morning’s Birmingham News reported an increase in the number of African American voters registered in a front page story, pointing to Barack Obama’s bid for president. It’ll be interesting to see how many people are registered overall by November 4, 2008.

Take a Moment: Consider giving your time on MLK Day

It’s not too late to register for Hands On Birmingham‘s annual Day of Service. Their goal is to get 2,000 volunteers working for good across the Birmingham metro area on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They’ve got a wide range of projects from painting classrooms to landscaping. It’s quite a list and there is something for every skill range. HOB is hoping you’ll “make your day off a day on.”

The day kicks off with a Kick-off luncheon at 11:30 a.m. for all pre-registered volunteers in the Boutwell Auditorium Upstairs Exhibition Hall. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a canned good for Greater Birmingham Ministries and Collat Jewish Family Services. After lunch, it’s time to do good from 1-4 p.m. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt at their project site. Feeling good for helping others ain’t bad either.