A group of local Pastors joins together to encourage African-Americans to get out and Vote

Baton Rouge, LA – On Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m., Prophetic Voices, a group of Baton Rouge area clergy, have united seven Baton Rouge African-American churches to host a Candidates Forum where candidates for the November 2018 East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, City Constable and City Court Judge races can respond to voter questions. On Tuesday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m., those churches will then host seven concurrent Souls to the Polls events to take hundreds of voters to the Louisiana State Archives building to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting.
Historically, Souls to the Polls events across the country have allowed members of the African-American faith community to present a unified commitment to critically engaging the electoral process and ensuring their voices are heard at the ballot box. This year, issues such representation for the East Baton Rouge Parish School system, reappraisal of residential property and the unanimous jury for non-capital felonies, critically affect African American voters and provide a moral imperative to get out the vote. The Candidates Forum and Souls to the Polls events are supported by Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, Elm Grove Baptist Church, New Canaan Baptist Church, New Sunlight Baptist Church, Redwood BaptistChurch, Saint Joseph Baptist Church and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

For more information on the Candidates Forum or Souls to the Polls events, please contact Rev. Jennifer Jones at jljones@shilohmbc.com or Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith at djsmith@shilohmbc.com.


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