Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Is The Community Voters Project Profiling?

On my way to the dentist today, I transfered buses at the Newport News Transportation Center (NNTC). There were a couple workers there from the Community Voters Project (CVP), a group who has had workers criminally charged for fraud locally. http://hamptonroads.com/2008/07/fraud-suspected-wave-voter-registrations

Today was the third time I've gone through a Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) transfer center that had CVP workers registering voters. On none of the three occasions has a CVP worker approached me about registering. Twice CVP workers have walked right past me. This morning a CVP worker blew by me to speak to someone about 15 feet away.

Is the problem that I'm a middle-aged White male? As CVP is hitting virtually everyone around me, it doesn't pass the smell test.


Unknown said...

From their website it says, "The Community Voters Project is an intensive, multi-state non-partisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of 'MINORITY' voters in communities across the nation."

Hope that answers your question.

Avenging Archangel said...


Thanks. I'm 110% for minority advancement. In fact, I've done work for the City Council campaigns of Georgia Allen and Andrew Jackson.

However, the flawed assumption in an effort like CVP's is that race trumps message. I would expect that a candidate standing for the correct positions would get the overwhelming majority of votes of bus riders regardless of their race.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you just look mean?

Anonymous said...

I work for CVP and there is nothing wrong with targeting minorities because that is why we have the funding we do to reach out to those underepresented in the voting process. We do not discriminate as we register everyone however we are not going to go out of our way to see if you Mr. Middle Aged white guy is registered because statistics say that you are and the black guy walking next to you is not. Do not take it personal