Colin Beavan, and star of “No Impact Man,” a documentary about green living, today announced his plans for a non-partisan voter registration drive in Brooklyn.
The event will take place on Sat., June 2 in Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy. Beavan will announce other registration events in the 8th Congressional District’s other neighborhoods soon.
“Most political campaigns spend their time courting businesses for donations. Our all-volunteer campaign has decided it wants to occupy this election with people, not corporate money,” said Beavan in a statement. “If we ever hope to get the corporations that run the Democratic and Republican Parties out of government, we must get the citizens back into it.”
Beavan says that “citizen engagement and getting corporate money out of politics” are the cornerstones of his campaign, and says he will accept no contributions from corporations.
Beavan says that according to Board of Election statistics, one-third of registered voters took part in the 8th Congressional District’s last Congressional election (formerly the 10th District).
Volunteers from Beavan’s campaign—as well as volunteers of any party affiliation who wish to join—will staff voter registration tables from 1-5 p.m. during the drive at four locations: Fulton Mall, Atlantic Terminal, the Nostrand Avenue A/C station, and outside Marcy Street Playground.
Volunteers may sign up for two-hour shifts here.