Rep. John Lewis Congrats The Big 7 on the Watch & Pray For Your Vote

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On October 8, 2016 in Memphis TN the Big 7 conducted an event Watch & Pray For Your Vote. The purpose for the event was to encourage the city of Memphis to get registered to vote. The Big 7 was celebrating the March on Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Congressman John Lewis. After catching the attention of Congressman John Lewis, he encourages the Big 7 to “get in trouble, good trouble.” “I say to each and everyone of you, in the best way I can. I gave a little blood on the bridge, but some people gave their lives,” Lewis said of the fight to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965. “The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it. And so you must go out all across America and tell young people, and people not so young, tell all of us: Vote. The vote is powerful.” Terrence Boyce encourages the city of Memphis to Watch & Pray for there vote because this the biggest election of all time.