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Florida Churches Are Marching The Souls To The Polls For The First And Only Sunday Of Early Voting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoping to send a strong message that will resonate nationwide, a coalition of non-partisan organizations have joined forces to conduct a massive march comprised of over 200 congregations "Marching Souls to the Polls" on the first Sunday of early voting in Florida, October 28, 2012.

The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Unity 12 Voter Empowerment Campaign, National Congress of Black Women, ACLU, Rainbow/PUSH, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, AFL-CIO, Black Women's Roundtable, Black Youth Vote!, African American Council of Christian Clergy, and F.I.R.E.,  have come together to coordinate this massive initiative as the Black Civic Engagement Working Group of Fl.

A national church  initiative, Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays will take place in churches across the country on October 28th and November 4th, 2012.

WHAT: Souls To Polls – Marches from Church to the polls

WHEN: DATE:  Sunday, October 28, 2012
TIME: Times vary based on service ending times – contact for times

WHERE: Over 200 Churches throughout Florida (for a list of churches visit http://www.unityvoterempowermentcampaign.org/#!churches/c12d4) Counties covered include:

  • BREVARD COUNTY
  • BROWARD COUNTY
  • DUVAL COUNTY
  • GADSDEN COUNTY
  • JACKSON COUNTY
  • MIAMI-DADE
  • LEE COUNTY
  • LEON COUNTY
  • ORANGE COUNTY
  • OSCEOLA COUNTY
  • PALM BEACH COUNTY

HOW: To participate in a march or schedule an interview contact Edrea edmedia@dogonvillage.com/770.961.6200 to be connected with the coordinator for each county. For the list of churches: http://www.unityvoterempowermentcampaign.org/#!churches/c12d4

NATIONAL INITIATIVE: Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays

Also on Sunday on October 28th and November 4th, 2012, the Unity 12 Campaign will hold Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays across the country to mobilize Black faith leaders in a Call to Action to Black denominational and congregational leaders to mobilize and protect their congregations from voter suppression tactics. Pastors are provided with a toolkit a church bulletin, Protect Our Vote Prayer and talking points for Pastors that include urging congregations to use the 1-866-OUR-VOTE if they experience problems at the polls. A core component of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Unity '12 Campaign, Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays partners include: the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC), National Action Network, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Project and A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Contact: Edrea Davis, edmedia@dogonvillage.com

SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation



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