DETROIT (WWJ) – The Reverend Al Sharpton stopped in Detroit this weekend with the goal of getting more individuals registered to vote.
Sharpton appeared on behalf of the National Action Network Engagement Tour at King Soloman Baptist Church on 14th Street and later at Metro Foodland on Grand River Avenue on Saturday.
Sharpton spoke to volunteers about getting rid of Michigan’s emergency manager law, which voters will decide in November.
“This governor does not have the right to impose his will on the people of the city of Detroit or no other city,” said Sharpton.
Betty Vaden is working to register voters in the city….and to re-elect President Barack Obama.
“They have to get out the vote…that’s the most important thing. Don’t sit at home,” Vaden said.
The National Action Network-Detroit hopes to register 50,000 voters by the November election.