Detroit NAACP wants residents to take their soles to the polls Nov. 6

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Just two weeks until election day and there is plenty at stake on Nov. 6.

The motto from the NAACP is "Take your soles to the polls" and vote. It is a grassroots effort by the Detroit Branch of the NAACP to get Detroit residents to vote.
"This is not Republican, this is not Democrat, this is not independent, this is American," said Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch.

"Reverend Anthony said 'Take your soles to the poles,'" said Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. "There are two kind of soles. There's this soul, and the sole of your shoes. You need to engage them both."

Tuesday was the campaign kick off to the NAACP's attempt to the knock on doors and make a personal visit to residence in areas where voter registration is high but turnout is low.  

The effort is being supported by prominent Detroiters.  

"On election day it doesn't matter the size of your wallet," said Mayor Mike Duggan. "Everybody's voice counts exactly the same and it is critical that we get the residents of this city out to vote."

There will be a number of organized events- both on the east and west sides of Detroit- that will lead up to Sunday, November 4th which is a "Super Sunday" before the election.  

Only about 30 percent of Detroiters turned out in the mid-term elections in 2014.

"There was a bigger turnout in the primary and there is a bigger turnout already in the absentee ballots that have been turned in," Anthony said. 

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