Faith Leaders Call on VA Voters to Participate in Early Voting to Boost Voter Turnout in 2016 Election

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October 14, 2016

 

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, 202-735-7123

Mia Young, myoung@faithinpubliclife.org, 202-374-0416

 

Faith Leaders Call on VA Voters to Participate in Early Voting to Boost Voter Turnout in 2016 Election

 

Newport News, VA -- On Monday, Oct. 17th, a group of prominent clergy will hold a press conference urging all Virginia voters, especially those from communities of color, to vote early in the 2016 election. Clergy and other community leaders will urge residents to seize early voting opportunities to avoid long lines at urban polling precincts on Election Day.

 

What: Press Conference

 

Where:

Ivy Baptist Church

50 Maple Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

 

When: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10am

 

Who:

Dr. Kevin Swann, Senior Pastor, Ivy Baptist Church

Andrea Miller, Virginia GOTV Coordinator, NAACP

Byron Johnson, Faithful Voter VA Field Director, Faith in Public Life

Harvey Mears, Hampton Roads resident and returning citizen whose voting rights have been restored

 

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