TO: The Members of the 3rd Episcopal District,
Today we need for you to call and text your family and friends in the 205, 256, 938, 251 and 334 area codes. Remind your family and friends on Facebook to vote today.
Please share with your family and friends via Facebook, Twitter, phone call or text message.
5 Reasons Why African Americans in Alabama Should Vote
1. One vote really does make a difference. The Alabama Senate race is expected to be extremely close. Remember, your vote can determine the course of legislative and executive action. African Americans represent 26.6% of the registered voters in Alabama
2. It’s your money. Alabama US Senators and members of the US House of Representatives ultimately determines the allocation of resources for a range of public services, putting your tax dollars to work. 18.5% of the residents live in poverty and benefit from the Affordable Health Care Act, child tax credits, and affordable housing.
3. Voting promotes change. The Congressional representatives of Alabama play a vital role in determining the level of support for health care, college funding and small business financing, among other areas. Alabama has 15 Historical Black Colleges and Universities.
4. It’s your public duty. Your franchise is your voice; it is the basic role that you play in a democratic society. For African Americans, it should hold special significance since generations have fought and died for this right that was promised and protected by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
5) Voting is tied to your occupational advancement and personal wealth. The President, US Senators, members of the House of Representatives vote on policies and legislation related to minimum wage, fair employment practices, pay equity, health insurance and workplace safety on the national, state and local level. In Alabama, the African American unemployment rate is 11%. The median household income is $34,000.
Bishop McKinley Young and Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
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