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Black Church Tradition Survives Georgia’s Voting Changes

posted on November 1, 2022

Sudhin Thanawala and Gary Fields of the Associated Press report, “Black church leaders and activists in Georgia rallied Sunday in a push to get congregants to vote – a longstanding tradition known as ‘souls to the polls’ that is taking on greater meaning this year amid new obstacles to casting a ballot in the midterm elections.” The Georgia legislature has restricted early and mail-in voting this election cycle. Franklyn Richardson, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Conference of National Black Churches, said, “It’s the cumulative accomplishment of our people that is being challenged and threatened that makes this such an urgent election.”

Read at The Associated Press