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Mother Bethel Joins Nationwide "Let My People VOTE" Voter Registration & Education Movement
Historic Church Putting "Feet To Faith" - Taking Message Of Voter Empowerment To Other Congregations This Sunday
The day will begin with an early morning worship service at Mother Bethel at 8am where members will receive a challenge to go out and register voters. Following that service, Mother Bethel members, dressed in "Let My People Vote" t-shirts, will join other congregations in South and West Philadelphia;
In 2008 more African American people voted than ever before. During the past four years, in ¬34 states specific interest groups and legislators have passed or attempted to pass voter suppression measures that make it more difficult for African American and Latino voters, young voters and senior voters to participate in the democratic process. “Not long ago, it was illegal for African Americans to vote in this country,” says Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler, Senior Pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church. “We are not about to let state lawmakers turn back the hands of time by imposing new laws that make it difficult or impossible for us to exercise that right.” Mother Bethel hopes other congregations will be inspired to join the “Let My People VOTE” registration, education, and outreach campaign.
For more information call the church at (215) 925-0616 or go to www.MotherBethel.org. All media inquiries should be directed to Leslie Patterson-Tyler via email Leslie@TylerMadePR.com or call (609) 247-2632.
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