Jewish Community Action, the Minnesota State Baptist Convention, ISAIAH and His Works United oppose the voter restriction/ photo ID amendment because of its impact on elderly, youth, people of color and the poor. It is part of a larger statewide Faith in Democracy Campaign and will seek to engage more than 50,000 people before November 6th.
Speaking at the news conference were: Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Temple Israel, Minneapolis; Rev. Jerry McAfee, President of the MN State Baptist Convention and Policy Board Member of His Works United; Rev. Jim Erlandson, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul, and Rev. Joseph Baring, St. James AME, St. Paul.
Watch interviews with faith-based leaders following the press-conference here: