Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Black Clergy: We'll Register a Million Voters

By: Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted: March 13, 2012

The introduction of a far-reaching wave of state laws that will make voting in the 2012 election much harder than it's ever been in the past has been characterized as a "war on black voters" and likened to Jim Crow.

Much of the legislation is being challenged in the courts, but meanwhile, black churches are advocating for African-American voters in their own way: They've committed to doing their part to make sure as many of their members as possible are prepared to go to the polls. And what better time than Easter Sunday to make good on that promise?

From the Christian Post:

A coalition of African-American clergy has announced a project titled the Empowerment Movement, an effort to register one million black Christian voters on Easter Sunday.

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