Canvassing event aims to target marginalized voters

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Ahead of the 2016 General Election, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will canvass homes Saturday, targeting marginalized voters to have conversations about their right to vote.

The Pray, Vote, Act event will begin with a prayer vigil at 12:15 p.m. at the St. Joesph Catholic Church, located at 2213 Brooklyn Ave. The event is part of a six-week effort across the region to have 2,000 neighbor to neighbor conversations with the poor, people of color, and youth to urge them to vote with their values on November 8.

The initiative is non-partisan and is not aligned with any candidate or party.

“It is our purpose to help people form their consciences and to participate in the political process, not just by voting, but following this up and making their voices heard on issues with those who are eventually elected,” Bishop Kevin Rhoades said.

For more information, or to get involved, call Audrey Davis, Social Justice Ministries Coordinator for Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend at 260-969-9146.