Former Black Presidential Candidate Hopes For Larger Turnout Than That Of Other Former Black Presidential Candidate.
Even though Monday’s Jesse Jackson rally was so sparsely attended that chants of “I am, somebody” could’ve been eschewed in favor of individual chants of “I am (state your name),” the Reverend Al Sharpton will be getting his God on, brotherly love style, this Thursday at the Bright Hope Baptist Church at 12th and C.B. Moore. Sharpton is bringing his National Action Network rally to cities “with laws that restrict and/or suppress voter engagement.”
Continuing through Election Day, NAN’s goal is to educate and empower the electorate on how to combat new restrictive voter requirements and ultimately protect voter rights … We will tour many of the states and cities impacted by these draconian laws and align ourselves with the local community.
The evening will feature a rally at Bright Hope, culminating with a Keynote by Rev. Al himself. There will be worshipping of Jesus (natch), then a private meeting with vital community leaders will focus on creating an infrastructure in each city to continue voter education and protection.
See the NAN 2012 Voter Engagement Tour PDF here