GABEO Ends Fall Conference with Church Service
Black community leaders in Georgia are closing out their semi - annual conference by encouraging voters to hit the polls by Election Day.
Members of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) gathered for Sunday service at Mount Olive Baptist Church to finish a weekend of meetings and networking. More than 100 black officials from all levels of government participated in the conference themed "Turn Out the Vote.” The GABEO doesn't normally endorse individual candidates, but the group is encouraging people of all races to vote no on amendment one.
"That's what the turnout vote is and it's not just for black but for whites too because of jobs,” City of Franklin Councilman Willie Almond Jr. said. “When we all stand together and work together, it's better for everybody."
GABEO members said they will return to their communities around the state to further advance local voting efforts.