Amy Malone, GIC Public Relations
BALTIMORE, MD – Pastor Jamal Bryant and an alliance of African American clergyman across the country have vowed to register 1 million voters on Easter Sunday. The Empowerment Movement, a voter registration campaign was created to move the African American community forward in politics, education and economics. 500,000 churches, 20 people registered at each church, 1 million voters.
Pastor Bryant, founder of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, MD has encouraged his members to get involved with the political process and ensure the African American voice is heard in the upcoming presidential election. The church has actively worked in the community and registered more voters than any other church in Baltimore.
Unanimously voted president of the Empowerment Movement, Pastor Bryant and the coalition of clergyman see the need to reach the estimated 5 million unregistered voters in churches nationwide. They are determined to affect change in the African American community.
”In 1965, Rev. Martin Luther King, a Baptist, Rev. Joseph Lowery, a United Methodist, and Andy Young, a Disciples of Christ preacher, walked out of an AME Church and marched together in Selma for voting rights,” Pastor Bryant told BlackAmericaWeb.com.
About the Empowerment Movement
The Empowerment Movement is a coalition of African American Clergy that has come together and formed a faith based voting initiative, that will bring together leaders of the faith based community of all denominations, designed to move the African American Community forward in politics, education and economics with the use of Christian principles.
Our mission is a massive undertaking, with a goal to register one million voters on one day, Easter, April 8, 2012, making Guinness World Book history for democracy, by challenging every black church in the United States to register 20 people on that day.
About Pastor Jamal Bryant:
Pastor Jamal Bryant is the founder of the Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore, MD. Under his leadership the church has grown from 43 members to over 12,000 in a few short years making it the fastest growing church in the history of the AME denomination.
He holds a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University. He also studied at Oxford University in Great Britain and earned a doctorate from The Graduate Theological Foundation.
His commitment to people has been evident over the years. He served as the national youth and college director of the NAACP for 6 years, established the JHB Hope Academy in Liberia, Africa, built a 1000 seat sanctuary to service the spiritual needs of the Liberian people, and participated in voter mobilization for the first free election in Johannesburg, South Africa whereby Nelson Mandela was elected. In addition he continued his civil rights activism here in the states as well by leading the Occupy the Dream Movement with Russell Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavez in January of 2012 to raise awareness about economic inequity in the black community, and most recently led a march of over 8000 protestors in Sanford Florida for slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
Pastor Jamal Bryant is available for in-studio interviews this week in Baltimore, MD. Please contact Girl in Charge Public Relations to schedule a phone or in-studio interview 323-972-4081.
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