Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) To Continue Nan’s Voter Engagement Tour Tuesday In Cleveland, Ohio, At Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church On Tuesday, August 14—
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REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) TO CONTINUE NAN’S VOTER ENGAGEMENT TOUR TUESDAY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, AT GREATER ABYSSINIA BAPTIST CHURCH ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 —–
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN)
Senator Sherrod Brown, United States Senator from Ohio
Rev. Dr. E.T. Caviness, Pastor of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church
Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr, Head of NAN’s Ministers Initiative
Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church
1161 E 105Th St, Cleveland, OH 44108
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
11:00 a.m. event starts
7:00 p.m. event ends with keynote by Rev. Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network’s Ministers Division will continue NAN’S “Voter Engagement Tour” in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, August 14th at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. E.T. Caviness presides.
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. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. and the day-long program will begin 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 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. with a keynote address by Rev. Al Sharpton.
The voter engagement tour kicked off in Florida last month and will tour the country in key states across the country where voter suppression and disenfranchisement is practiced and voter identification laws are prevalent.
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.
For additional information, please contact the National Action Network at (212) 690-3070.