CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The NAACP in Chattanooga is helping lead a statewide effort to recruit black ministers to get out the vote.
Joe Rowe is vice president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP. He told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that nearly two-dozen ministers from different denominations already are involved.
From now until the presidential election in November, the ministers will organize marches, host voter registration drives and offer transportation to the polls.
The NAACP effort was prompted by concerns that a new requirement for voters to show photo identification at the polls could disenfranchise thousands.
Republicans sponsored Tennessee's voter ID law, saying it would combat voter fraud.
But Democrats say the law will discourage voters who tend to vote for their candidates, such as the poor, minorities and students.
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