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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Jennifer Butler Bring “Moral Revival” Tour to Jacksonville, Fla. to Mobilize GOTV Efforts

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October 26, 2018

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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Jennifer Butler Bring “Moral Revival” Tour to Jacksonville, Fla. to Mobilize GOTV Efforts

 

Jacksonville, Fla. -- On Sunday, November 4th, at 6 p.m., Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life Action Fund, will lead a revival-style “Get Out the Vote” worship service with Pastor R.L. Gundy at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

On the ballot in November is Florida’s Amendment 4. That measure will return the eligibility to vote to most people with past felonies who have completed their sentences--including any probation, parole, and restitution.

 

According to the ACLU, Florida is one of only four states in the nation that permanently bans returning citizens from voting unless they complete a complex and difficult process of petitioning lawmakers to change the rules. If Amendment 4 passes this November, about 1.4 million people would regain the ability to vote

 

This will be the final stop on the pastors’ three-city Moral Revival for Voting Rights tour.

 

For more information on the Moral Revival for Voting Rights tour, click here. Follow along with Faith in Public Life Action Fund and Repairers of the Breach by following #Vote4MoralRevival.

 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Revival:

"We have to make sure our brothers and sisters in faith realize that this is an 'on' election and not an 'off' election because so much is at stake. Our right to vote is the most powerful tool we have to fight against attacks on the poor, health care, labor rights, public education, the environment, and the soul of our nation. Our moral values call us to challenge injustice with prayers and action. We cannot be silent. Our vote must speak our convictions. We have to show up at the polls on November 6 and cast our ballots to move our country forward, not backward."

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

“We are calling on people of faith to be voters in the 2018 election. Voting is a sacred responsibility that gives us the power to fight for our families, our communities and our democracy. Politicians who deny our right to vote deny our God-given dignity. I’m excited to join with the community of faith in Georgia and Florida to pray out the vote.”

 

WHO:

Pastor R.L. Gundy, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Revival

 

WHAT:

Moral Revival for Voting Rights Tour stop in Jacksonville, FL, to empower faith communities and hold a spirit-filled, revival-style “Get Out the Vote” worship service.

 

WHEN:

Sunday, November 4th, at 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

2036 Silver St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

 

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Faith in Public Life Action Fund is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

 

Repairers of the Breach is a nonpartisan 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country.