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Smith joins voter project

9/5/2014, 7:33 a.m.

The Rev. LaSalle Smith has been named DeKalb County coordinator of the Voter Empowerment Collaborative.

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LaSalle SMith

The Rev. Albert E. Love, the VEC’s president and CEO, said Smith will work primarily with clergy and community-based organizations and will be responsible for coordinating and organizing nonpartisan voter registration, voter education and get-out-the-vote activities.

“Reverend Smith is a seasoned pastor, accomplished musician, effective community organizer, and devoted civil rights activist,” Love said.

Smith was also a longtime Atlanta Police lieutenant, and most recently, a candidate for DeKalb sheriff.

Love said Smith also will facilitate the VEC’s Candidates College and Future Voters of America program in DeKalb County.