Ensuring the minority vote
By Nicole Best FLORIDA, Oct 29, CMC – With one eye on the passage of Hurricane Sandy and the other on the campaign for the November 6 election, civil society groups are moving ahead with their strategies to ensure that voters go to the polls to elect a president for the next four years.
The all black women Sorority Group Sunday staged a march outside of the CALEB centre in Miami Dade County, where ballots were being cast, holding up placards which read “No Vote; No Voice”; “Souls to the Polls”.
The group said it has embarked on the vote campaign to counter it perceives as attempts by members of the Republican Party to frighten, mainly people from minority groups away from the polls.
“They understand that for the most part, the black African Americans come out during early voting,” said Debbie Dorsett, a member of the group who is originally from St. Thomas.
(Details in Politics section)