She’s absolutely right. Blacks fought for the right to vote with blood, sweat and tears. Today, we have racist governors and other politicians suppressing the vote. It is a gross disservice to oneself, your family and the country to sit home and not vote!

CNN Belief Blog

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned pitch for black churchgoers to embrace political action on Thursday in a speech to the country’s oldest black religious denomination.

“To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better,” Obama said at a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Because ultimately, these are not just political issues,” she said. “They are moral issues.”

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