CHICAGO (CBS) — A coalition of black churches in Chicago has launched a campaign to engage their congregations, and get people to vote in next month’s mayoral election.
A handful of ministers launched the “Souls to the Polls” initiative Wednesday morning at Quinn Chapel AME Church at 24th and Wabash.
“One of the ways to guarantee that black communities and concerns are addressed is if African-Americans get out to the polls and vote,” said Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ.
Banks and other ministers were making a big push for early voting, which starts Feb. 9 in Chicago.
“We want African-American voters and working families,” she said.