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Los Angeles based entertainment management company 6x Entertainment’s Remember 2 Vote campaign and local businessman and restaurateur James Miller Jr., held the inaugural Millennial March LA: Voter Awareness Drive on Oct. 17 in Inglewood.
The event focused on empowering local residents to vote, especially Gen Z and millennia’s.
Beginning at the Center of Hope Church the Millennial March LA: Voter Awareness Drive marched went 2.5-miles through Inglewood, ending at the City Hall.
Concluding with voter registration along with a peaceful demonstration to pay homage to the lives lost due to racism and police brutality.
The second march began at Faithful Central Bible Church at noon.
Among the participants included comedian Ron G as host, Grammy-nominated gospel artist B.Slade, singer-songwriter Chikk and multi-hyphenate artist Tia P.
The group also met CDC and local health and safety guidelines, requiring attendees to wear masks, and social distance. Multiple sanitation stations were also available.
The Millennial March LA: Voter Awareness Drive was organized to engage young voters, with an emphasis on high school seniors, and provide them with resources to make the most informed decisions at the polls on November 3. Organizers wanted to raise awareness and create a positive culture around voting through education.
“Had it not been for the passion and sacrifice of the original civil rights leaders, the opportunities I’ve had wouldn’t have come my way,” said James Miller, Jr. “The older generation of Blacks that benefited from the bus boycotts, marches and Civil Rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s have a responsibility to transfer our deep history of activism to the new generation. Those marches and non-violent protests led to the advancement of our people, and that’s what we aspire to do with this peaceful event.”
Center Of Hope, Papa John’s Westchester, Faithful Central Bible Church and Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Recess University, and the Coach Rondell Camp sponsored this event.