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Clergy Hold 'Souls to the Polls' Voting Events

October 26, 2014

 

A group of Florida clergy is urging African-American and Latino voters to vote early by participating in statewide "Souls to the Polls" events.

 

Faith in Florida leaders is holding a gospel concert and rally in Eatonville, with other events scheduled in Tallahassee, Cutler Bay, Belle Glade, Lauderhill, and Daytona Beach.

 

The group will also be promoting its campaign to restore rights of formerly incarcerated people, a ban which it says affects more than 1.5 million Floridians. That issue was brought up in the gubernatorial debates between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. Crist favors restoring non-violent felons' rights, while Scott opposes it.

 

Faith in Florida recently held similar campaigns to support driver's licenses for undocumented workers.