Florence, South Carolina 2020-10-18 21:42:23 –
Robeson, NC (WBTW) – Rev. Jerod Mortley and Rev. Paul McDowell of Robeson County have come together on a mission to get people involved in polls.
They did so by hosting a voting parade that began at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and ended at the Fairmont Fire Department for participants to vote.
“It’s your decision who to vote for, but the key is to go out and vote. People died for it,” says Paul McDowell, pastor of the Aaron Swamp Baptist Church.
Rev. Jerod Mortley, Chief Pastor of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, says the voting parade was also about unity.
“We may be in this world instead of this one, but certainly we are part of this world, part of this world, and we need to get people to vote. Yes, I’m not telling people who to vote for, but they definitely need to exercise their voting rights, “says Mortley.
Mortley says the parade is not their only effort to convey the message that voting is important.
“We’re calling people. We call them people who didn’t vote in the last election, remind them of the importance of this election, and vote,” continued Mortley. I will.