Wednesday, August 19, 2015

National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday September 22, 2015

Hundreds of events are being planned across the country for National Voter Registration Day 2015. This page features a directory of all planned events do that future voters and those interesting in volunteering can find local events near them. Partners: add your events to the National Voter Registration Day directory.
  • Across America, communities are using National Voter Registration Day to celebrate our democracy by exercising our most basic right: the right to vote! Thousands of Americans will register to vote on Tuesday September 22.
  • National Voter Registration Day is the largest one-day effort of the year to register voters. It falls on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of September. This year, National Voter Registration Day is September 22, 2014.

GENERAL PUBLIC TOOLKIT. This page features resources to spread the word about National Voter Registration Day 2015. Click me.


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September 22 is National Voter Registration Day! We’re celebrating! via #CelebrateNVRD

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Have you moved since Election Day 2014? Make sure you’re registered to vote at your new address! via #CelebrateNVRD

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Join millions of voters during this year’s midterm elections! Register to vote! via #CelebrateNVRD

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On Sept. 22, we celebrate democracy across the nation! It’s National Voter Registration Day! via #CelebrateNVRD


Election Information - To get registered or check your registration status, find out when and where to vote on Election day, or how to vote early. Figure out who's on your ballot and more.  Click me.  

Host your own Rock The Vote Event. Download the event toolkit.
Voter Registration tools powered by Rock the Vote. The online registration tool provides a simple solution for modern voter registration. 

Quick Facts via Rock the Vote

  • More than 84 million Millennials will be over 18 in 2016.
  • 12,000 Americans turn 18 every day.
  • The Millennial generation is the largest in our country's history - bigger than even the Baby Boomers.
  • The Millennial generation is also the most diverse - 43% are people of color.
  • 66,000 American Latinos turn 18 every month.
  • 90% of American youth are online, with over 60% connected to the Internet while away from home.
  • 90% of American Latinos under 29 consume information in English.
  • Millennials have the potential to be the largest voting bloc in our country but are voting at a fraction of their size, with an estimated 30 million young people staying home in 2012.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Mpowerment Project at USCA Washington DC 2015

We are attending the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Washington DC September 10 through 13, 2015. We look forward to meeting you! 

Website:  USCA 2015 
'The numbers don't lie: It's time to end disparities!'
Website: National Minority AIDS Council 

USCA 2015: In the Know, a newsletter to provide critical information to successfully negotiate this year's USCA.

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  • Our booth location at USCA 2015
  • Mpowerment (MP) Reunion and Affinity Session date and time
  • Workshops, panels and sessions of note: hosted by coordinators of MPs across the country

Say Hi. Mpowerment USCA booth.

When:  Exhibit Booth Hours: Thursday thru Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: Level 4, Liberty and Independence Ballrooms. Booth 705

During the Conference visit us at Booth 705. We represent the University California San Francisco's (UCSF) Capacity Building Assistance Partnership.  We are hosting the booth alongside our colleagues: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.  Be sure to say hello. Drop by and pick up some of our free swag (pens, notepads and bags).

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Mpowerment Supervisors and Coordinators from across the country will be holding shifts so you may come by and ask about their implementation experiences:

Thursday, September 10

  • 10am - 12:30pm ask questions of Travis coordinator of The DENIM Collection FB Link: DENIM Collection, Mpowerment Washington DC.
  • 2pm - 3:30pm ask questions of Antoine, coordinator of The Mixx  FB Link: The Mixx, Mpowerment New York City NY.
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm discuss implementation with James coordinator of The GHMC Crew FB Link: The GHMC Crew, Mpowerment Fairfax VA.

Friday, September 11

  • 2pm - 3:30pm ask questions of Sammy, coordinator of M Society FB Link: M Society, Mpowerment Houston TX. 

Saturday, September 12

Meet Mpowerment men at the MP booth 705.  Clockwise: Travis, Sammy, James and Joshua.

Follow our USCA adventures on twitter:  @mpCAPS |  #Mpowerment |  #USCA2015

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Visit  at booth 705 UCSF CBA partnership w/    |   Prevention for and by bi/gay men 

Visit #Mpowerment at booth 705 Thurs 10am-12:30pm meet Travis of @uhupil Washington DC #USCA2015. Prevention by and for young Black gay men

Visit #Mpowerment at booth 705. Thurs 9/10 3:30pm-5pm meet James of @theGMHCCrew Fairfax VA #USCA2015 Share what you know w/ other orgs.

Visit #Mpowerment at booth 705. Fri 9/11 2pm-3:30pm meet Sammy of @MSocietyHouston TX #USCA2015 Prevention by and for young Black gay/bi men

Visit #Mpowerment at booth 705. Sat 9/12 2pm-3:30pm meet Joshua of @VegasMPower NV #USCA2015 Drop by to network and share best practices.


Everyone is welcome to attend the Mpowerment Reunion and Affinity Session

Join Us. Mpowerment Reunion and Affinity Session.

What: The MP Project Reunion and Affinity Session.  This year's theme: Everything Harry Potter! Wear a white button down shirt and vest (not required) and/or dig out your best Harry Potter themed costume (again NOT required). Stay connected with the MP reunion, follow the MP Facebook event:  FB Link.

Catch up with everyone involved in building communities across the globe. Miss your fellow Mpowerment (MP) trainees and wish you could get together again? Interested in meeting and swapping information with other MPs? Well then, we've got you covered. Come play with us.

When:  Friday, September 11 at 6.30pm
Where: Judiciary Square Room, Meeting Level 3, Marriott Marquis

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Who: Everyone is welcome...funders, CDC staff, all USCA attendees, supervisors, coordinators and participants. Anyone interested in HIV prevention for and by bisexual and gay men.

Follow the Reunion event page for news, updates and other news: Facebook event link 

Hosts: Jose and Juan coordinators of Miami Mpower (FB link) and SOMOS, Mpowerment Wilton Manors FL (FB link).

Meet Juan and Jose: hosts of the Mpowerment Reunion/Affinity Session
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What is the #Mpowerment Project up to at the #2015USCA? Click me: Building communities for friendship. 

Join us at the #Mpowerment Reunion & Affinity #2015USCA FB Event Page: Everyone welcome!

Cast a Spell.  Affinity Friday 6.30pm. Judiciary Square Room, Level 3. Join us.  FB Link:  

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SESSIONS OF NOTE.  Be sure to attend these sessions hosted by Mpowerment Project researchers and coordinators.


SEMINIAR "PrEPPY DEBIs"  PrEP and Evidence Based Interventions

When: Friday, September 11 2015 |  8.30am - 11.30 am
Where: Capital Room, Level 3

This seminar will feature a brief overview of different EBI's (Evidence Based Interventions) and a brief "PrEP 101". Two 30 minute break-out sessions follow.  The breakout sessions will be by intervention group (Mpowerment, 3MV, POL & d-UP, Community Promise, CHTC, PCC) and will detail themes, challenges & opportunities and allow for questions.

From John and Robert: "Hi everyone, I hope those of you going to the USCA come and support the Mpowerment Project and learn ways to integrate 'PrEP as an option' for your own community. Share and learn best practices on how to successfully implement new Mpowerment / PrEP strategies. We would LOVE to see you! We'd love to hear your questions & concerns. Please come!"

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SAVE THE DATE: 'PrEPPY DEBIs' Seminar. Integrating #PrEP in EBIs Fri 9/11. 8.30am #2015USCA Capital, Lv.3 #Mpowerment

Harry Potter Themed Outreach | SOMOS Mpowerment Wilton Manors FL

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Check out more USCA goodness here:  USCA 2015 
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If Harry Potter taught us anything . . .