Mid-South organizers launch campaign for young black voters

WATCH: Mid-South organizers launch campaign for young black voters

100 Black Men of Memphis celebrated voting Friday.

Dozens of people marched from the Allworld Project Management Headquarters at60 North BB King to the Shelby County Election Commission on Poplar Ave.

The event was an effort to encourage Black men, especially young Black men, to vote in this election.

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Thursday, the Shelby County Election Commission announced more than 212,000 people have already voted. Young people only account for a little more than 16 percent of that number.

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, which is also a polling site, will host a rally Saturday, offering free food and drinks to voters who come out as well.

“This election is already important enough. I wouldn’t chance to wait until Nov. 3 to cast my vote,”  said Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church Pastor J. Lawrence Turner,

Mississippi Boulevard along with six other churches will host a rally Saturday at 10 a.m. to encourage people to vote.