Faith in Florida (FIF) kicked off a series of “Souls to the Polls” events across the state this month ahead of midterm elections next Tuesday.
With early voting slated to end Nov. 6 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, South Florida parishioners were encouraged to get to the polls over the weekend in a decadeslong interfaith tradition to get out the Black vote.
“As faith leaders, we are really encouraging voters to exercise the right and the privilege to vote,” said Rev. Rhonda Thomas, FIF’s executive director and the assistant pastor of New Generation Missionary Baptist Church (MBC). “We understand what’s at stake for Black and brown people, our immigrant community and our returning citizens who are still being oppressed.”