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'Vote Gone Viral' reaches out to faith-based communities

Leaders stop at Fellowship Presbyterian Church to help people register to vote, and request an absentee ballot.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Leaders in Huntsville are working to make voting easier during the pandemic, and they're reaching out to faith-based communities to do it.

Organizers with the 'Vote Gone Viral' campaign partnered with Pastor Rev. Gregory Bentley at Fellowship Presbyterian Church to host a drive thru.

This is a collaborative effort from United Women of Color Huntsville, Vote Huntsville, and Indivisible 5th District. This is the group's third event. 

Organizers say so far they've helped at least ten people. Leaders say it's important that people reach different areas of our community.

"I think a lot of people were apathetic to voting 'cause they didn't feel like it really mattered, and I know a lot of churches care a little bit more now and they seem to be more interested in voting, because it does affect your community so much. Especially on a local level," says Vote Huntsville President, Emma Steelman.

The next stop is September 10th, at Richard Showers Center on 4600 Blue Spring Rd. from 9 a.m. - noon.

If you're not able to catch them on site, call, and they'll meet you at home. The number is 256-384-8787.

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