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Faith Leaders Commit to 10,000 Conversations with Black, Latino and Faith Voters this Fall

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September 16, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

September 16, 2014



Faith Leaders Commit to 10,000 Conversations with Black, Latino and Faith Voters this Fall
Together Colorado to Hold Kickoff to Announce Faith-Based Voter Engagement Campaign



Denver, CO — Together Colorado is officially kicking of their voter engagement campaign called Let My People VOTE with 100 faith leaders on Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. at the House Worship Center, 195 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224. Faith leaders will be rallying and gearing up for their voter engagement this Fall where they will have 10,000 conversations with black, Latino, and faith voters. Together Colorado faith leaders will hear testimonials why voting matters, history of voting, praying, signing Pledge to Vote Cards and volunteer phone banking and canvassing shifts.

With pain and unrest in Ferguson, gridlock on immigration reform, and historic inequality of wealth in America, it has never been clearer that in our democracy some voices are being heard and others are not.

In our temptation to despair we remember the words of David in Psalm 28:2,"Hear my cry for mercy, as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy place." With those words in mind, faith leaders and advocates will seek to empower and engage voters in black, Latino, and poor communities to realize our power to help heal our nation by voting and encouraging our neighbors to do the same. Together, through Let My People VOTE, we have the power to change the crises our country faces. When everyone in our community votes, elected officials cannot ignore us.

What: Kickoff faith-based voter engagement campaign with black, Latino, and faith voters this Fall

Who: 100 Together Colorado faith leaders
Pastor Del Phillips, The House Worship Center
Sharon Bridgeforth, Together Colorado Board Chair and Zion Baptist Church
Rabbi Bernie Gerson, Rodef Shalom
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist
Rev. Jim Chapman, Broadmore United Church of Christ

When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The House Worship Center, 195 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224


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Together Colorado is a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that unlocks the power of people to transform their communities through community organizing.

Let My People VOTE, a national campaign that started in Colorado in 2012, the nation’s largest faith-based organizing network in the U.S. working with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns. This is a massive multi-racial and multi-faith-based effort, spanning 15-states to engage and turn out 350,000 new or low-propensity voters in the 2014 election and beyond, whose voices have been ignored and who have been systematically locked out of the voting process.

PICO National Network, the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States, working with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations.