The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, vow to register 5,000,000 unregistered African American voters as an answer to those who would deny our right to vote. The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that found its legislature intended to discriminate against minorities in enacting one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. In a blistering decision in July, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the North Carolina legislature explicitly set out to discover what kind of accommodations minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of The National Black Church Initiative says, “I hope that people have been listening to us over the last few years. We are in no one’s pocket neither Democrats nor Republicans. I must warn the Democrats that just because we are Black Churches does not mean we will vote for Democrats. I must also warn the Republicans that just because some of us are conservative churches does not mean we will vote for Republicans. We will vote our moral conscience going forward and we will do it in record numbers. We will vote according to our moral teachings given by the Lord Jesus Christ and we will protect and preserve our new economic plan which will be revealed over the next year after having worked at it for the past 2 years. We plan to also use the vote to send a message to those who wish to suppress the Black vote and holler voter fraud. And we plan to use our legal department to challenge anyone who challenges our right to vote. We are not a part of the NAACP, we are only the Black Church and we will stand alone and powerful. We will pick our allies based off righteous public policy in line with our faith.”

The only smart way to answer the Court’s decision of not entertaining the North Carolina appeal is to register African Americans in record numbers, less than 200 days into the Trump Administration. We want to make sure that this is the last time that any State Legislators try to roll back a right that our forefathers and foremothers died for, and allowed their blood to fertilize the streets and the fields of this country. We want everybody to know, both Democrats and Republicans, when you vote against our interests we plan to pray for you and then vote against you and kick you out of office. We have a targeted campaign that will last from the issuing of this Press Release to the next Presidential Campaign 2020. With these 5,000,000 voters we will be able to determine State Legislators, City Council Members and the Presidency.

This is not a political vendetta, it is only to underscore the importance that the Black Church holds to its civil duty of voting. Here are the states that we plan to target and their number of unregistered voters:

Georgia – 484,231

California – 240, 695

Alabama – 234, 732

North Carolina – 409, 323

Ohio – 256,000

Virginia – 268, 091

Texas – 381, 916

Florida – 398,710

Louisiana – 287, 402

Illinois – 229, 834

Mississippi – 255,910

Michigan – 239, 433

Pennsylvania – 204,036

We plan to provide them with voter education, voter education and voter registration. Let it be very clear that this is not some Democratic or Republican push. This strictly comes from our moral indignation of those who would deny God’s children of their right to vote after we have bled to secure that right. The National Black Church Initiative is not a partisan organization. We will vote according to our interests and we plan to register every Black faith voter going forward. We do not have a political agenda, what we do have is a strong will that no one is going to deny our right to vote while we sit back and allow it to happen.

The reason why we are registering all of these unregistered voters is because we have declared our political independence from Al Sharpton, the Black Caucus, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. We will vote as Black faith voters pertaining to the ethics and teachings of Jesus. We will hate no one because of their political affiliation or vote against anybody because of their political affiliation. We will vote our moral conscience. No one will ever tell the Black Church how to vote from the last election to any election in the future.

About NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com

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