Clergy leaders to launch Minnesota voter drive aimed at getting 56,000 to polls

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: September 3, 2014 - 4:55 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A coalition of faith groups pushing what it calls an "equity agenda" is launching a drive to get 56,000 voters to Minnesota polling places this fall.

The effort by ISAIAH was getting under way Wednesday with a state Capitol news conference. The clergy and religious leaders involved in the campaign says it focuses on voters who are prone to staying home in midterm elections like this one.

The group says its agenda is rooted in economic equality, such as expanding access to health care and public transit.

Candidates, political parties and others are ramping up voter mobilization campaigns with the election about two months away. Midterm elections tend to see lower turnout than in years when presidential candidates are on the ballot.

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