By Anthony McCarthy
Special to the AFRO
There are more than 30 newly registered voters in Baltimore thanks to Darrick Coe, owner of 3D Stylez Barbershop on York Road, who offered discounted haircuts, Sept. 26, to customers who also registered to vote.
“I want people to know that their votes really do count,” said the millennial entrepreneur. “This election is one of the most important – for President, for Congress and for Mayor – Black people have to make sure our voices are heard.”
Coe said as a small businessman he believes he has to use every opportunity to support his community.
“Whether we’re talking about taxes, our children’s education, violence in our neighborhoods or dealing with the pandemic, it matters who wants to be your voice in Baltimore and in Washington,” he said.
One of the political newbies is Coe’s son, Darrick Coe III, 19, also a barber at 3D Stylez.
“I’m excited to cast my first vote for president,” said the younger Coe. “I hope I can be an example for other young people to step up to do better for their community. We can sit back and complain or we can get involved.”
3D Stylez has a reputation for giving back to their NE Baltimore community. Coe and his employees have done trash pick ups, given free haircuts to boys who commit to reading books and getting good grades and provided free haircuts to low income children to return to school or for special events.
October 13th is the deadline to register to vote in the November election.