Project Ready, a community organization founded this year, hosted a “1,000 Newarkers Vote By Mail Luncheon” today at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey.

The luncheon brought together more than 120 Newarkers to celebrate the success of Project Ready’s first initiative, which helped over 1,000 Newark residents register to vote by mail. Attendees were also able to register to vote by mail before the luncheon as they signed in for the event. Featured speakers at the event included State Senator Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywoman Shanique Speight, Board of Education President Josephine Garcia, Newark School Board Members Flohisha Hill and Asia Norton, Google Executive Valeisha Butterfield Jones, and Jocelyn Harmon, Co-Founder of BlackHer.