Members of the press are invited to join the in-person canvas launch (10:30am) and drive-in celebration (1:00pm) at Cathedral of Praise COGIC (302 Barrow Drive, Augusta, GA 30906). Space in the church for the kickoff event is limited in order to ensure proper physical distancing and follow COVID protocols.
The event will feature guest artist Travis Malloy and speakers including: State Representative Wayne Howard, State Representative Sheila Nelson, Commissioner Jordan Johnson, Rev. Augusta Hall (Pastor of Bethel AME Church), Rev. Anthony Booker (Pastor of Broadway Baptist Church and President of Baptist Ministers Conference of Augusta), and Rev. Melvin Ivey (President of the NAACP Augusta Branch).
As part of the “Still Strong Go Vote Tour”, the New Georgia Project will host “Souls To The Polls” events through the January 5 Senate runoff in Albany (12/29), Columbus (12/30), Decatur (1/2), Macon (1/3), and Savannah (1/4).
WHAT: Souls To The Polls Canvas Launch & Virtual Kickoff Event
WHEN: Monday, December 28, 2020
Canvas Launch: 10:30am
Drive in Celebration: 1:00pm
WHERE: Cathedral of Praise COGIC
302 Barrow Drive, Augusta, GA 30906
WHO: Travis Malloy, Artist
State Representative Wayne Howard
State Representative Sheila Nelson
Commissioner Jordan Johnson
Rev. Augusta Hall, Pastor of Bethel AME Church
Rev. Anthony Booker, Pastor of Broadway Baptist Church and President of Baptist Ministers Conference of Augusta
Rev. Melvin Ivey (President of the NAACP Augusta Branch).
ABOUT NEW GEORGIA PROJECT
The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians. To date, the NGP has registered nearly 500,000 people from underrepresented communities to vote in Georgia. In addition to registering voters, NGP also advocates for civil and human rights causes and works to advance justice on behalf of historically marginalized communities. www.newgeorgiaproject.org.
Teresa D. Southern