MN Clergy Launches Faith-Based Campaign To Defeat MN Voter Restriction Amendment

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Click on photo of religious leaders to watch video and hear why they oppose voting restrictions.

Minnesota Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders held a press conference at the State Capitol today to kick off their campaign to oppose the voter restriction constitutional amendment on this November’s ballot.

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:


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