Volunteers hit Germantown streets in effort to get residents to cast their vote

Cherri Gregg
November 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Volunteers will be out every day knocking on doors in an effort to get voters to the polls on November 6.

Christian King is one of more than a dozen volunteers working the first door-knocking shifts out of St. Malachy's Church, in North Philadelphia.

“Are there issues that are of major issues that you feel are like a major concern,” King asks.

"The healthcare plan, the tax increases, it's not good,” said resident Mike.

King spent the morning in Germantown talking to voters, like Mike, who will be one of the 20,000-plus they are hoping to push to the polls on November 6.

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"We are doing everything we can to make sure communities closest to the pain are represented," said Kendra Cochran, voter engagement coordinator for POWER, an interfaith group representing 100 congregations across the Commonwealth. 

They have spent weeks phone banking, canvassing neighborhoods and doing outreach to get souls to the polls.

"Different congregations will be giving rides to the church, we'll be providing babysitting services so that people can go vote,” Cochran said, "We have everybody involved.”

On Sunday, POWER will host its “Turn Up to Turn Out Street Festival” Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10th and Thompson Streets, in North Philadelphia.