Henderson to host another faith-based community meeting

Published 9:48 pm Friday, April 4, 2014

Troy City Councilwoman Dejerilyn King Henderson will hold a faith-based community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Greater St. Paul AME Church.
Henderson said the meeting is an opportunity for Troy residents to learn about voter photo ID, share ideas, get involved with local government and talk personally with her.
The meeting also will cover topics like benefits, local laws and ordinances.
“We’re going to focus heavily on the voter ID law,” she said.
Monday’s meeting would be Henderson’s fifth one since taking office. “I was trying to do them every three months but my schedule has not permitted,” she added. “Voter ID is so important to me because I am a product of the Voting Rights Act through my election and I appreciate every person for sacrificing what they did to get it passed.”
Henderson is not a fan of the new voter ID law. She called it another form of voter suppression.
“I’ve always felt that way and nowhere in Pike County nor throughout the state of Alabama has there been widespread voter fraud because of documentation,” she said. “It’s just another form of voter suppression. And we already know who they want to suppress the vote from. It’s just another one of their strategies.”
Henderson has a strategy of her own. She plans to take people to the courthouse to get voter ID.
Monday’s one-hour meeting starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Greater St. Paul AME Church is located at 608 East Academy Street in Troy.

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