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ICYMI – NY Times Reports on AB21’s New Radio Ads with Black Faith Leaders in GA Image

Thursday, Nov 3 2022

ICYMI – NY Times Reports on AB21’s New Radio Ads with Black Faith Leaders in GA

Nov 03, 2022

A recent report from The New York Times highlights a radio advertisement sponsored by American Bridge 21st Century. The ad features Cynthia Hale, an Atlanta-area pastor and founding member of BridgeTogether grantee Faith Works.

In the radio ad, Hale says: “As Christians we are taught to forgive Herschel, but we are not commanded to vote for him.”

The New York Times: Black Faith Leaders in Georgia Speak Out Against Herschel Walker

By Maya King | November 2, 2022

Key Points:

  • “While Georgia’s Black faith leaders walk the line between their religious and political convictions in the last few days before the midterms, some have turned sharply to amplifying their criticisms of the state’s Republican Senate candidate, Herschel Walker.”

  • “Religious leaders have long been influential voices in their communities and play an important role in mobilizing Black voters, a crucial Democratic constituency. They have long stressed that their efforts to register and turn out their congregants are explicitly nonpartisan.”

  • “Other leaders have spoken against Mr. Walker outside the walls of their church. A radio advertisement sponsored by the Democratic group American Bridge 21st Century features Cynthia Hale, an Atlanta-area pastor and another founding member of Faith Works, encouraging voters to pray for Mr. Walker rather than cast their vote for him. ‘‘As Christians we are taught to forgive Herschel,’ she says. ‘But we are not commanded to vote for him.’”

Read the full report here.


Published: Nov 3, 2022

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