ORLANDO, Fla. — A large conference for National Black Churches is taking place in Orlando this week and one of the topics being discussed Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to convicted felons.
- Rev. Al Sharpton wants clergy to educate felons
- Learn more about the conference here
And with the passage of Amendment 4, which returns the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions, the Rev. Al Sharpton is sending a message to clergy attending the event.
Sharpton tweeting out a message, calling for clergy to register or educate 1.4 million former prisoners in Florida.
Around 600 people are expected to attend the event at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The Conference of National Black Churches is made up of eight different denominations that will be spreading Sharpton's Amendment 4 message.
"It's not just political thing, its moral, its moral dignity. We want people to matter and therefore the people the right to vote. What we will do it educate part of this conference is to put the word out we are going to educate felons and tell them the importance of getting to the polls," said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, the Conference of National Black Churches chairman.
The three-day conference starts Tuesday and runs until Thursday.