NAACP hold voter rally ahead of Senate election
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Voter turnout will be one major factor to watch Tuesday. The NAACP held a "Vote Out Loud" rally Sunday afternoon at Kelly Ingram Park, urging Alabamians to vote on Tuesday.
"I believe that charity starts at home. So everybody at my house vote. Everyone related to me vote. All those that claim they are my friends and constituents vote. This is just that serious," said Hezekiah Jackson, IV, President of Metro-Birmingham NAACP chapter.
It's a joint effort that leaders say will make a major difference in Tuesday's Senate election.
"We're going to make sure we get them in line. It's time to stop saying 'My vote doesn't count'. Your vote does count. Black brown or whatever, your vote does count," said Bertha Nettles.
Leaders say it's going to take efforts from all races and generations to really make an impact.
"We can make a change and we can be the progress that we wish to see. If young people do not vote then we won't see the changes we want," said Emily Allegrezza.
This senate race has caught the attention of many across the nation. Leaders say now is not the time for Alabamians to lose focus on what's important for the state.
"On Tuesday, we have an election where voting out loud can truly save the lives of my constituents. And I have a commitment to truly get everyone I can out to vote," said Eva Kendrick with Human Rights Campaign.
The NAACP and other organizations will provide rides on Tuesday for voters.