Tyler Perry Donates $500,000 to Help Mobilize Black Voters in Florida

Tyler Perry has opened his checkbook and donated $500,000 to help Black residents in Florida vote.

via TMZ:

The entertainment mogul’s teamed up with a Black-led nonpartisan group called Equal Ground Education Fund on its half a million-dollar “Park & Praise” initiative. The campaign includes a series of events where voters can drop off mail-in ballots while hearing from church leaders, musical acts and gospel choirs.

Perry’s helping fund the effort — dubbed as bringing “Souls to the Polls” — to increase Black voter engagement and turnout in the state. Equal Ground adds that its mission is to combat Florida’s long history of voter disenfranchisement and help build Black political power.

Of course for this election, the organization says it must adapt to the pandemic … so it’s retooling the popular voter tradition by taking proper precautions to “meet the moment of social-distancing.”

The non-profit’s founder, Jasmine Burney-Clark, says … “Our work to provide robust voter education and ensure that accurate information reaches our communities is the highest priority and is exactly what this partnership with Tyler Perry is going to do.”

With early voting underway in many states, don’t wait until the last minute to cast your ballot — VOTE!


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