Faith Leaders in Georgia Remind Citizens to Vote

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Dr. Francys Johnson, President, NAACP Georgia; Dr. Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church; Rev. David Stanley, Union Baptist Church; Dr. Sam Davis, Beulah Grove Baptist Church; and, Rev. Johnny Flakes, Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dear PSA Director,

Faith leaders in Georgia are a powerful voice of influence and have proven to have the unique ability to change public policies and initiatives.

Under the banner “Faith in Public Life” the voices of Georgia’s prominent faith leaders are being raised to address the importance of voting, and encourage everyone, especially minority populations, to vote this year. They want to be sure the options are clear: citizens can vote early, they can vote by mail, or they can go to the polls on Election Day, November 4, 2014.

In the last ten years, the population of Georgia increased 18%, however, that increase was not reflected in the number of registered voters. Simply put – Georgians have not been fully represented at the polls. Minority populations are much less likely to vote. Efforts have recently been made to register the more than 800,000 African Americans, Latinos and Asian American eligible to vote in Georgia.

Every vote counts, so we hope that you will make your listeners aware of all the ways they can cast their vote by placing this PSA in heavy rotation between now and Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Francys Johnson, President, NAACP GA Conference

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO Faith in Public Life

 

:30 PSA SCRIPTS

HI, I’M DR. FRANCYS JOHNSON, PASTOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE GA CHAPTER OF THE NAACP. CHILDREN LOOK UP TO ADULTS. SO, SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE BY VOTING. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE. AND TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE IN GEORGIA’S FUTURE. VOTE EARLY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. VOTE BY MAIL, OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 877-524-8683.

HI, I’M DR. RAPHAEL WARNOCK, PASTOR OF THE HISTORIC EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH IN ATLANTA. CHILDREN LOOK UP TO ADULTS. SO, SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE BY VOTING. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE. AND TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE IN GEORGIA’S FUTURE. VOTE EARLY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. VOTE BY MAIL, OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 877-524-8683.

HI, I’M REVEREND DAVID STANLEY, PASTOR OF THE UNION BAPTIST CHURCH IN MACON. CHILDREN LOOK UP TO ADULTS. SO, SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE BY VOTING. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE. AND TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE IN GEORGIA’S FUTURE. VOTE EARLY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. VOTE BY MAIL, OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 877-524-8683.

HI, I’M DR. SAM DAVIS, PASTOR AT BEULAH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH IN AUGUSTA. CHILDREN LOOK UP TO ADULTS. SO, SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE BY VOTING. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE. AND TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE IN GEORGIA’S FUTURE. VOTE EARLY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. VOTE BY MAIL, OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 877-524-8683.

HI, I’M REVEREND JOHNNY FLAKES, III, PASTOR AT FOURTH STREET MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBUS. CHILDREN LOOK UP TO ADULTS. SO, SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE BY VOTING. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE. AND TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE IN GEORGIA’S FUTURE. VOTE EARLY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. VOTE BY MAIL, OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 877-524-8683.

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