New Orleans Faith & Community Leaders Launch Voter Registration and Relief Effort for Lake Charles Evacuees

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NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 p.m. CST, The Micah Project, a federation of Faith in Action, is launching “The Hands & Feet of God” Voter Registration and Relief Effort for Lake Charles Evacuees.

This event is a call to action for mobilizing the community to register to vote before the xx deadline, and to bring forth support for the 10,000+ Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana evacuees due to Hurricane Laura. The Micah Project is also asking for people to volunteer or participate in the 5000 Holy Conversations project, where people agree to have 5000 conversations with their community about the importance of showing up to the polls on Election Day.

“This moment is our opportunity to connect two very important causes: hurricane relief and registering to vote,” said Deacon Allen Stevens, interim executive director of The Micah Project. “We need to make sure our communities are educated on who is running for office and know who is most prepared to better the city, both in times like this and beyond. It is also moments like this that stress the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, so we can get as much federal funding as possible in order to improve our neighborhoods, businesses, and access to healthcare.”

WHO: The Micah Project

Speakers:

  • Pastor Deborah Morton, Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church

  • Deacon Allen Stevens, Interim executive director of MICAH

  • Hurricane Laura evacuees and supporting social workers and relief staff

WHAT: “The Hands & Feet of God” Voter Registration and Relief Effort for Lake Charles Evacuees Campaign Launch

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: Zoom – register here: https://bit.ly/354rehZ

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