Topeka Church Members Aim Frustration At Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Church members are working to roll to the polls in November's general election.

Clergy representing the Social Action Committee of the Midwest Conference of the African Methodist and Episcopal Church convened at St. John AME as a follow up to press conferences held in Wichita.

Also at issue was Secretary of State Kris Kobach's recent remarks referring to the "church" in quotation marks on WIBW radio.

The committee says they have a list of 24,000 voters who were not able to vote in this month primaries due to the voter I.D. law that Kobach put into place.

Church member Carieta Cain-Grizzell said, "We stand here today to say that we will not shut up, we will not give up, but we will speak up and we will stand up until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream. Jim Crow has got to go."

The Midwest Conference is part of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church and has a presence in 13 states.


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