By Maria Boynton

Rapper 2Chainz joined with Ebenezer Baptist Church for the “Souls to the Polls Get on the Bus Caravan” Sunday. Addressing the media prior to heading inside the Adamsville Recreation Center to cast his ballot, the hip hop star from Atlanta said, “we complain a lot about the commmunity and schools, but I feel like if we don’t vote, we don’t have a reason to complain.”

Ebenezer Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock and Congressman John Lewis also addressed the crowd that was gathered in front of the recreation center. When asked if he thought the FBI reopening the investigation into candidate for U.S. President Hillary Clinton’s emails would affect voter turnout, Rev. Warnock responded, “I think there’s been an effort over the last two weeks in general to suppress voter turnout.” Warnock encouraged voters to “push through the negative rhetoric of this election cycle and remember, not who’s on the ballot, but what’s on the ballot.” The Ebenezer leader went on to highlight issues such as healthcare, access to education, and criminal justice reform which he said are included on the November 8 ballot in Georgia.

Hundreds of votersa and supporters from Ebenezer, First Iconium Baptist Church, and the community showed up to cast their ballot on the final day of Sunday voting prior to next Tuesday’s election.

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