Progressive National Baptist Convention to hold a Press Conference on the Voting Rights with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and National Religious Leaders

The denomination will announce a nationwide voter registration campaign.

July 31, 2015. (Washington, D.C.). The 54th Annual Session of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) led by its President, Dr. James C. Perkins, will convene the week of August 2-7, 2015 at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd. in Dallas, TX. Throughout the week, the denomination will focus on restoring voter’s rights, which will culminate in a press conference on August 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Room Shawnee Trail #362. PNBC will announce their support of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (VRAA) and will kick-off a nationwide voter registration campaign. Joining PNBC for the press conference will be Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Dr. Raphael Warnock, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA; Dr. Frederick Haynes, Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, TX; and Dr. John Mendez, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. PNBC will announce an ambitious target goal for registering voters before the 2016 election.

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