LOCAL CHURCHES ENCOURAGE THEIR CONGREGATIONS TO COME OUT AND VOTE.


Pastor Nathanial Magula and NAACP President Cynthia Slater front center posing with Allen Chapple A.M.E. church members during Souls to the Polls at the Midtown Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach.

Photo By: Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography LLC.


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Following church on Sunday, Oct. 30 local Black churches encouraged their congregations to go out and vote.

They flocked to the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center at George W. Engram Blvd. which is serving as an early voting site. It was all part of a local "Souls to the Polls" event that historically has been spearheaded by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance with the support of the local NAACP to get Black folks out to vote. Allen Chapel A.M.E., Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist, Morning Star Missionary, New Life Church ministries and others were at the forefront of those that participated in the Souls to the Polls event. Don Freeman came out with his church, Allen Chapel. He said, “I believe in our democratic institutions in this country. I don’t care for the way that things are going in Florida. I feel that my vote should make a difference.”

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