An “after church” pre-election rally for candidates and the creative community was held at Hearn Fine Art on Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m., aimed at educating and motivating voters in Wards 12, 76, 78 and 1 ahead of the Tuesday general. There will be demonstrations from elections and rallies Mayor Frank Scott Jr. And gubernatorial candidate/rocket scientist/minister/badass Chris Jones, as well as performances from multi-instrumentalists Dazmin Murry and fashion designer Ashton Hall.
“This is one of the most important elections in modern history, and we are doing our part to keep our community engaged in the democratic process,” said Hearn Fine Arts. Garbo Hearne Said. “However, we want people to have fun and interact with others outside of their normal peer groups, Democrat or Republican, red or blue, progressive and conservative or independent — it doesn’t matter. Let’s have a conversation and go out on Tuesday and vote like your life depends on it.
The event was intentionally timed to allow churchgoers to participate in the rally, Hearn added. “Black churches have traditionally been a rallying point for our community to vote,” she said. “We want to continue that practice by bringing people together on Sunday and expressing the importance of participatory democracy,” she said.