ENTERPRISE Ala. (WDHN)—With elections rapidly approaching, the Southeast Alabama Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church held a social justice gathering encouraging everyone in attendance to vote.
Here they helped spread information about absentee voting, as well as highly encouraging people to register to vote as there are only a few days left to do so.
They say that voting is the truest way to have your voice heard and exercise your democratic right.
“A voteless person is a hopeless person. If you’re not registered to vote, you don’t have a voice. Your voice is your vote. So if you want to make your voice count, vote,” said SAC Call to Action Committee member Allie-Bell Reddick.
They also touched on criminal justice, and voting rights for felons and are willing to help those that don’t know if they can vote due to a criminal record.
They emphasized that all people have a constitutional right to be able to vote, regardless of race or background.
“We hold these truths to be self evident that all men; black men, brown men, blue men, are created equal, and they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, but we must stand up. We must rise up, and vote,” David Reddick said.
Despite everything, they think this will be a good election due to many new younger voters participating.
“Oh we are excited! We are so excited! We are enthused about the transition that’s taking place here in the state of Alabama, as well as across the world,” Johns Chapel AME Church pastor Willie White said.
The SAC is willing to help any voters that need information or transportation to the polls. To contact them, call (334) 494-0479 or (334) 347-8360 .