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Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) to Continue NAN’s Voter Engagement Tour In Pennsylvania Thursday & Friday

Oct 17, 2012



Thursday 10/18/12
7:00 p.m.
Voter Engagement Tour, Philadelphia, PA – Rally and Worship Service
Bright Hope Baptist Church
1601 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Friday 10/19/12
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Voter Engagement Tour Harrisburg, PA – Luncheon
Goodwin Memorial Family Life Center
2447 Green Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110
Rev. Sharpton will speak at 12:00 Noon
Mayor Linda D. Thompson will deliver remarks and others

Voter Engagement Tour Harrisburg, PA – Rally
Camp Curtin School
2900 N. Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a speech about the importance of this election and the right to vote.


Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network’s Ministers Division will continue NAN’S “Voter Engagement Tour” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 18th and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, October 19th. NAN’s voter engagement tour is being led by Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr., head of NAN’s Ministers Division in conjunction with Education for a Better America. On Thursday, October 18th the event will start at 7:00 p.m. at Bright Hope Baptist Church and will feature a keynote address by Rev. Al Sharpton.

On Friday, October 19th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the day-long program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon with clergy members with a focus on creating an infrastructure in each city to continue voter education and protection. Teaming up with Education for a Better America, NAN will host a workshop during the latter part of the afternoon designed to inform the voting public and engagement volunteers about new and existing laws that will impact them in their respective communities. The evening will feature a rally at 7:00 p.m. at Camp Curtin School featuring a keynote address by Rev. Al Sharpton.

NAN’s Voter Engagement tour kicked-off on June 28 in Eatonville, Florida at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, and since that date, National Action Network’s tour has been to New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International in Miami, Florida, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, Cedar Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, and to other leading religious institutions where NAN engaged voters and educated them about Voter ID laws.

From now until Election Day, NAN’s goal is to educate and empower the electorate on how to combat these restrictive new voter requirements and ultimately protect voter rights. NAN will tour many of the states and cities impacted by these new draconian laws and align efforts with the local community.

NAN’s mission is to work to ensure that every vote in every community across the nation is counted. Voter suppression efforts are threatening the notion of democracy as we know it. When about 5 million Americans may be disenfranchised from the polls this November, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, we understand that complacency is not an option.