Voting Is Power 901 (VIP901)

Voting is Power 901 (VIP901) is a joint campaign between the NAACP Memphis Branch and the National Civil Rights Museum along with additional partners the Black Business Association and the National Association of Health Services Executives Memphis Chapter to increase knowledge about the voting process in Shelby County and increase voter turnout during elections. The goal of this program is to empower communities of color throughout Memphis by not only connecting them to voter resources but also connecting them to their current political leadership and candidates running for office through forums and discussions. In 2018, VIP901 is holding several forums around the city to allow voters who express their concerns to those running for office. The forums are free, child-friendly and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday or Thursday nights. All are welcome. 


Law & justice Forum

July 12, 2018 • 6-8pm • National Civil Rights Museum

The Law and Justice Forum will feature candidates running for judgeships and candidates running for Shelby County Sheriff, Floyd Bonner & Dale Lane and will be moderated by Just City Executive Director, Josh Spickler.  Doors open at 5:30.


Watch the livestreaming below.


July 10, 2018 • 6-8pm • National Civil Rights Museum

The Shelby County Mayor’s Candidate Forum will feature candidates TN State Senator Lee Harris (D) and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir (R). Karanja Ajanaku, editor of the Tri-State Defender, was the forum moderator.

Register to attend the free event below or watch the livestreaming recording below.