'Rally and Register' to vote event held in Hadley Park

Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 07:25:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A rally and register event was held in Hadley Park on Sunday to encourage people in the community to register to vote in the upcoming election.

Chanting along the roadway, folks with the People's Plaza, Our Revolution Nashville, and Equity Alliance held signs as they encouraged people to register. Suzanne Merlino said, “It’s important that we go to predominantly Black communities, and let them know we care about them, and that their vote truly does matter.”

Merlino and Reverend Venita Lewis spent their afternoon at Hadley Park helping people sign the registration forms.

"What I think personally is this election is one of the greatest elections in the history of the United States," Lewis said, "This neighborhood, and this area, is important in that it’s sometimes the forgotten neighborhood. It is incumbent upon us as leaders to empower our people, to educate them on the power of the vote."

Kimberly Jenkins was with a group of women who were leaving church when they stopped by to register. She said it helped because she had a couple questions while filling out the registration paperwork. Jenkins said, "It was wonderful. I enjoyed it. I needed it anyways."

The last day you can register is October 5. The group plans to hold another rally and register even soon.

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