The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a planning meeting Saturday in Covington to discuss SCLC's Take Five Initiative that addresses voter registration, education and mobilization, the current T-SPLOST referendum and also seeks to re-ignite chapters across Georgia and the Southeast.
The meeting was called by SCLC Georgia State Unit President Reverend Samuel Mosteller and Newton/Rockdale's SCLC President Christine Young-Brown. Those in attendance were Interim National President Dr. C.T. Vivian, State President the Rev. Samuel Mosteller, newly appointed CEO Charles Steele Jr., several Georgia SCLC Chapter presidents, elected officials and clergy.
The president of GABEO (Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials) and Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-63, spoke on voter suppression and the Quitman Ten + 2 case in Quitman, Ga.
The group was officially welcomed by Councilwoman Ocie Franklin. The meeting was held at Saint Paul AME Church, 3134 Stone Mountain St.