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Local Faith & Other Leaders Call for Every Vote to Be Counted

Screenshot of a Zoom press conference on 11/4/2020

Leaders of local congregations and an advocacy group want to make sure every vote is counted. A day after the general election, Quad Cities Interfaith, One Human Family, and Progressive Action for the Common Good held a Zoom conference to promote unity and democracy. 

Dr. Matthew Coomber, a theology professor from Saint Ambrose University, says he and the other leaders are concerned that every vote will not be counted. He cited a Texas lawsuit that attempted to have election officials throw out thousands of ballots collected during a drive-through operation. 

Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, from Temple Emmanuel in Davenport, says everyone should be patient because it's taking longer to count the increased number of absentee ballots. And as a "proud Navy mom," she wants all absentee ballots from members of the military to be valid and their votes counted. 

Credit https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10158475965760306&set=gm.3530955186974002 / One Human Family QCA
One Human Family QCA

UPDATE 11/06/2020: The rally and prayer vigil will be held online, not in person as originally planned. Information about how to join the virtual event is on QC Interfaith's Facebook page HERE.

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One Human Family QCA, Quad Cities Interfaith, and Progressive Action for the Common Good will also host a rally and prayer vigil this weekend.

On Saturday at 1 pm, Every Vote Counts will be held at Vander Veer Park in Davenport.

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