Friday, November 02, 2012

Fwd: Get Out The Vote Rally and Concert

Nice event below, but, I would much rather go and have others attend the City League Football Championships at South Side Cupples Stadium at 1 pm kickoff and 11 am pre game tailgate at our house.

Mark Rauterkus

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From: The Black Political Empowerment Project(B-PEP)


Several community entities have come together to host the 'GET OUT THE VOTE NON-PARTISAN RALLY & FREE MUSICAL CONCERT", scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2012, with doors opening at 12:30 pm and the event concluding at 4 pm in the Hillman Auditorium at the Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh's historic Hill District. The event is aimed at encouraging and inspiring voter turnout for the crucial Tuesday, November 6 Presidential Election.   Featured artists include Artistree, Pittsburgh's own Yolanda Barber who recently performed magnificently in NBC's "The Voice", pianist Donna Davis, 'Destiny of Faith" musicians, Davey Jones, 'Chip' Jones and Leonard Johnson, III, gospel vocalist Beverly Bowie-Taylor, "United For Christ Praise Team", "Walk By Faith", vocalist Flo Wilson Of The Old School Band, and vocalist Rev. Brian Wright. The Corvette Club expects to have ten to fifteen cars in front of the Hill House beginning at 12 noon on Saturday. This effort is aimed at helping to instill a community-wide commitment to the "OCCUPY THE POLLS - The CAMPAIGN FOR VICTORY" movement in the Pittsburgh region, originally suggested by the Black Political Empowerment Project. Talk Magazine founder Luther J. Sewell, who is helping to coordinate the event, has stated that the Black voter turnout in 2008 was 62% in Pittsburgh, but he'd like to see a turnout of at least 70%. The event is being coordinated by B-PEP, Champion Enterprises, Talk Magazine and the W. PA Black Political Assembly.

'MAJOR SPONSORS' for this GOTV Rally and Concert include A Plus Schools, the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), Brotha Ash Productions, The New Pittsburgh Courier, the Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc., the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Soul Pitt, Talk Magazine, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Urban Media. 'CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS' include The Rankin Pittsburgh Women's Business Association, Restoration Church, Brenda Tate, and the W. PA Black Political Assembly. 'DONORS' include The Alleghenians, Ltd., Inc. and Champion Enterprises.

Scheduled speakers who will bring inspirational remarks throughout the afternoon include Esther L. Bush of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, former Pittsburgh Steeler great Robin Cole, Rev. Glenn Grayson, pastor, Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church and Presiding Elder for the A.M.E. Zion Church, Pittsburgh District, Anna Hollis of Amachi Pittsburgh, Bishop Loran Mann, Khari Mosley of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, E. Richard Phipps of the W. PA Black Political Assembly, Luther J. Sewell, Editor & Publisher of Talk Magazine, Rev. Tom Smith, pastor, Monumental Baptist Church and Co-convener, W. PA Black Political Assembly, Tim Stevens, Chairman & CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), Celeste Taylor, B-PEP Voting Rights Community Organizer, Rev. Dr. David Thornton, pastor, Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church and former Vice President of the PA Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), Rev. Samuel Ware, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Monroeville and representative of the Pittsburgh District of the A.M.E. Church.
For information call 412-823-4007 or 412-758-7898.

The Black Political Empowerment Project(B-PEP) | C/O The Hill House Center | 1835 Centre Avenue | Pittsburgh | PA | 15219

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