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Two organizations host phone bank event encouraging voters to the polls in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Two non-profit foundations worked together in Pensacola Sunday to help encourage people to vote in the Tuesday Primary Elections.

The Real Women Radio Foundation teamed up with Equal Ground to host a brunch for volunteers encouraging people to vote.

The volunteers and canvassers made calls to black voters and encouraged them to show up to the polls on Tuesday.

The foundation is a non-partisan group and didn't tell anyone who to vote for, but instead reminded them to exercise their right to vote.

"What we're doing is taking our influence we have over our family and friends and using that in a positive way which is to vote," Real Women Radio Foundation President Nicole Dixon said. "Because the vote is the most powerful thing we have. Therefore, we're taking that and using our voice to encourage our family and friends and our community to go and use that vote and get engaged, because that's the only way we're going to see any type of change we want to see."

A variety of people showed up to make calls including canvassers, volunteers, and family members.

Pensacola and Mary Esther were just two of the five locations the events took place in.

The events also happened in Miami-Dade, Orange, and Volusia Counties in Florida.



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