More than 100 county and city pastors will be doing the Lord's work Thursday evening, praying en mass for passage of the measure, which would increase the transit sales tax a half cent to build new MetroLink light-rail lines, while restoring lost service and expand Metro transit operations.
The tax proposal, on the April 6, ballot, would generate about $75 million a year in St. Louis County.
As part of the Metropolitan Congregations United's campaign to pass Proposition A, clergy and lay leaders will board MetroLink trains at 6:15 p.m., from the Shrewsbury, North Hanley, and Eighth and Pine stations and ride it to the Delmar stop, where they will hold a prayer service for public transportation, beginning around 7 p.m.
And if that doesn't convince the Man Upstairs to show some divine intervention come April 6, then hopefully passing out Hershey's Kisses to transit riders -- which religious leaders intend to do -- will seal the deal.
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