PENSACOLA, FL — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) National headquarters — a 501 (c) (4) organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the Florida SCLC State Unit Chair held a conference call concerning the Florida U.S. Senate race. The result of the conference call had 100% of all Florida SCLC constituents voting to endorse US Senator Bill Nelson.
State of Florida SCLC Chair Art Rocker of Pensacola, FL, State of FL SCLC President Rev. R. L. Gundy of Jacksonville, FL, National SCLC Board member and Compliance Chairman Commissioner Charles Smith of Palmetto, FL and State of Florida Vice Chair Willie Battle of Fort Myers, FL unanimously voted to notify the over one hundred churches affiliated with their SCLC group to vote for Bill Nelson to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Art Rocker, who is also Chairman of Operation People for Peace, says:
“Bill Nelson has fought diligently for the RESTORE Act for Gulf Coast residents and the State of Florida when many Republicans came slowly to the table to endorse it.”
Operation People for Peace represents over 15,000 minorities, including Asian American hotel owners and Latinos who are underrepresented claimants affected by the BP Oil Spill, as well as the over 400 small businesses and churches in the Gulf Coast region.
The churches in Florida represent over 20,000 parishioners who actively and passionately vote.
President R. L. Gundy
Art Rocker, Sr.