ORLANDO, OCTOBER 24, 2018 – The five Florida chapters of the National Urban League are joining forces to host multiple #VoteTogether parties as a way to encourage greater participation in the upcoming midterm elections.
The events are being hosted as part of #VoteTogether, a national initiative to bring together families, friends and neighbors in celebration of civic engagement and the act of voting. The initiative aims to create 2,000 voting celebrations across the country.
“As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a democracy where every citizen has the right to express himself or herself at the ballot box and as a community organization, the onus is on us to ensure that as many individuals as possible have the opportunity to do so,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “Regardless of political affiliation, we want to ensure that as many people as possible are excited and motivated to cast their ballots on or before November 6.”
The Central Florida Urban League is organizing the following events:
October 24: Trunk or Treat at Rosemont Community Center (4872 Rose Bay Dr, Orlando), 5 pm
October 26: Happy Hour at Arooga’s (227 S Semoran Blvd, Winter Park), 6 pm
October 27: At Frontline Outreach Center (3000 C.R. Smith St, Orlando), 10 am
October 31: At Bethune Cookman University (640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach), 11 am
November 3: Movie at the Park; Winter Park Community Center (721 W New England Ave, Winter Park) 6 pm to 10 pm
November 3: Peace Walk to the Polls: Begins at WellCare: 6801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando. We will then walk to and from Hiawassee Library (7391 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando) for the advance voting: 9 am
#ElectionDay is around the corner! Join the CFUL and our Young Professionals as we come together to #VoteTogether!
We'll be hosting seven 🎉 #PartyToThePolls ✅ over the next three weeks:
October 23: University of Central Florida: Garden at Live Oak: 11 am
October 24: Trunk or Treat 🧛♀️🎃 at Rosemount Community Center, 5 pm
October 26: Happy Hour 🍻 at Arooga's (Winter Park), 6 pm
October 27: At Frontline Outreach Center, 10 am
October 31: At Bethune-Cookman University, 11 am
November 3: Movie 🎬 at the Park (Winter Park Community Center) 6 pm to 10 pm
November 3: Peace ☮️ Walk to the Polls: 9 am
As one of Fifth Third Bank’s partners in Central Florida, we are incredibly saddened to hear about the tragic shooting in Cincinnati. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.
ORLANDO, AUGUST 7, 2018 – In recognition of the Central Florida Urban League’s successful Financial Empowerment & Meet the Bankers program, the SunTrust Foundation has awarded the organization $10,000.
The funds will help continue the organization’s efforts to educate Central Floridians about financial responsibility.
“We would like to thank the SunTrust Foundation for recognizing our efforts to help improve the lives of Central Floridians,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “Our financial empowerment programs focus on helping individuals establish a solid financial footing through proper education and counseling that focuses on budgeting, saving and establishing credit.”
The SunTrust Foundation aligns its purpose with SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being. In furtherance of this purpose, the foundation awards grants primarily to support financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants.