PRESS CONFERENCE: Ahead of Election Day, North Carolina Women Clergy Condemn Trump's Sexually Abusive Remarks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2016
Michelle Nealy, , 202-735-7123
Ahead of Election Day, North Carolina Women Clergy Condemn Trump's Sexually Abusive Remarks
Washington, DC -- In response to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s abhorrent remarks regarding sexual assault, Christian women clergy from North Carolina are calling on Trump to repent for the sins of sexual violence and misogyny and urging all residents to exercise their sacred and civic right to vote.
With less than a week until Election Day, early voting data shows that women voters in North Carolina are surging to the polls and will play a key role in electing the next president.
More than 50 women clergy from North Carolina have endorsed a national petition signed by more than 1,200 faith leaders urging Christians to reject efforts to excuse Mr. Trump’s violent speech about women as a minor mistake or an innocent attempt to be “macho."
To view the complete text of the statement and a full list of signers, click here.
WHAT: Press Conference
*Visuals include: A 20-foot billboard truck condemning Donald Trump’s violent and misogynistic remarks will be parked outside of the venue.
Rev. Lia Scholl, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Winston Salem
Rev. Glencie Rhedrick, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church-West, Charlotte
Rev. Dr. Val Rosenquist, First United Methodist Church, Charlotte
Rev. Kate Murphy, The Grove, Charlotte
Rev. Dr. Nancy Elliott Allison, Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, Charlotte
Friday, November 4, 2016, at 10:30 AM
Pearl Street Park Parking Lot
(Enter at Pearl Park Way & Kenilworth Avenue)
1200 Baxter St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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