POWER Interfaith hopes to bring 100,000 voters to the polls — including young Black men disaffected by the system
October 30, 2020
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Bishop Dwayne D. Royster’s mother was a politically active woman who, in the early 1970s, organized with the East Mount Airy Neighbors. She campaigned with the group to build a multiracial community, one that Royster described as a place where people from all across Philadelphia, including those of different faiths, nationalities, and races, could live in harmony.
Her efforts with EMAN were a passion for several years and complemented a lifetime’s worth of civic engagement.
“She spent 20 years serving as a poll worker,” Bishop Royster told Generocity. “I remember as children we were stuffing doors for various candidates. We were very civically minded.”
“It was kind of instilled in my sister, brother, and I from a very early age that we have a responsibility to care for community,” he continued.