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“Souls To The Polls” to Hold Early Vote Rally Today

Posted by Admin On October - 20 - 2014

CHICAGO, IL -  In an effort to get a goal of 20,000 people to vote early, the “Souls to the Polls” early vote program is holding a rally 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014, at the Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington, where program director Jaquie Algee hopes to energize the voting base for the November 4th general election.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. at the Chicago Temple and the rally will kick off at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., 12 busloads of  600 “Souls to the Polls” voters will march over to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners/Cook County Board of Election, at 69 West Washington, lower level conference room, to cast their early vote.

Simultaneously, the “Souls to the Polls” organizers have also reached out to voters in Matteson and South Holland, Illinois where a large number of participants will also cast their votes Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Between Matteson and South Holland more than 400 early voters will cast their votes. In Matteson, they will be at the Oakwood Recreational Center, 4450 Oakwood Lane, and in South Holland, at the Faith Family & Future Center, 16931 South Park Avenue. In all three events, more than 1,000 voters participated in the early vote program. “We are hoping to mobilize people to vote early through the “Souls to the Polls” program,” said Algee.

The “Souls to the Polls” organizers mobilized the early voters through the faith-based community, according to Algee, who said, “We are encouraging all people to vote early because this is a very important election.”

“We are voting to raise the state’s minimum wage in Illinois,” she said. “We have more than 1 million people who are working minimum wage jobs every day and not able to support their families in the right way. As a consequence, many have to work two or three jobs, which take away from their families and their own personal time. It adds to their inability to make ends meet.”

In an effort to reach the program’s goal of 20,000 early voters, Algee said the “Souls to the Polls” program would provide free transportation to the polls. In order to Early Vote, you must bring your government issued photo identification. Interested persons including organizers may call Algee at: 312.933.2351.

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