FLORIDA CLERGY, ACTIVISTS ACROSS STATE PREPARE FOR “SOULS TO THE POLLS” WEEKEND
Friday, October 26, 2012
MIAMI – Thousands of Hispanic, Caribbean and African-American voters across Florida will head to polling precincts starting Saturday to usher in Souls to the Polls Weekend, as the state’s Early Voting period begins.
Clergy, union members, activists and civic leaders in several parts of the state are leading the effort, dubbed Operation Lemonade. These leaders say they will make sure crowds of minorities; women and young adults are at the precincts in a show of force. Some activists say organizations had to work triple time in the last two months to boost registration numbers because of state legislation that toughened the requirements and penalties for third-party organizations that register new voters.
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