Media Advisory

National NAACP President in Orlando for Souls to Polls Get Out the Vote Events

November 3, 2018
Civil Rights Leader to Visit Several Churches in Orlando During First Sunday to Mobilize Black Voters
 
ORLANDO (November 2, 2018)—In the race toward a groundbreaking midterm election which could determine the fate of Florida and the nation for years to come, the leader of the nation’s foremost civil rights organization will travel to Orlando to partner with local churches and NAACP branches to get out the vote. Among African-Americans, the First Sunday of the month is significant and normally draws more members of the congregation. The NAACP looks to utilize First Sunday as a way to mobilize voters two days before the polls.   “It’s important that the two leading institutions in the Black community be among the vanguard in mobilizing our folks to vote,” said NAACP President Derrick Johnson. “It’s about ending the idea that our community can be disrespected, our votes suppressed or decisions made about our community without our input. We’re here to end that notion. “
WHO: Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO; Orlando church leadership, local NAACP leadership
WHEN: SUNDAY: November 4TH
STOPS:
  • 9:30 am: St Mark AME Church(Orlando)-Pastor Terrance Gray -821 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando 32811
 
  • 10:30: Majestic Life Church (Orlando)-Pastor Riva Timms – 5230 Indian Hill Rd, Orlando 32808
 
  • 11:15: The Experience Christian Center (Orlando)-Pastor Derrick McRae-2210 Rio Grande Ave, Orlando 32805
 
  • 12 – 1:30 pm: New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and NAACP Orange County Branch Souls to the Polls (this includes a caravan to the Polls) from the church -119 W Kaley St, Orlando, FL 32806
 
  • 2:15: Leave Supervisor of Elections Office: 1519 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
 
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: African American Council of Christian Clergy (AACCC), Florida Rights Restoration and Faith in Florida Souls to the Polls @ Lake Lorna Doone – 2500 Maitland Center Parkway Suite 401, Maitland, FL 3275
ALL Times are estimates – Please contact Malik Russell, NAACP Communications Director for interviews, schedule updates or changes / mrussell@naacpnet.org / 443-610-0361.