Tyler Perry Teams Up with Nonprofit to Boost Black Voter Turnout in Florida
Tyler perryis part of a massive campaign targeting 25 counties and 250,000 black residents in Florida … to get them to vote.
The entertainment mogul has partnered with a non-partisan black-led group called the Equal Ground Education Fund as part of his half-million-dollar “Park & Praise” initiative. The campaign includes a series of events where voters can cast ballots in the mail while listening to church leaders, musical acts and gospel choirs.
Perry is helping fund the effort – dubbed “bringing souls to the polls” – to increase black voter engagement and turnout in the state. Equal Ground adds that its mission is to tackle the long history of disenfranchisement of voters in Florida and to help build black political power.
Of course, for this election, the organization says it has to adapt to the pandemic … so it is reshaping the popular electoral tradition by taking the necessary precautions to “meet the moment of social distancing”.
The founder of the association, Jasmine Burney-Clark, says … “Our work to provide solid voter education and ensure that accurate information reaches our communities is the top priority and that is exactly what this partnership with Tyler Perry will do.”
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