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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-04 07:47 PM
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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Jesse Jackson To call for election reform Tues
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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Hold Conference at National Press Club on Tuesday

9/6/2004 7:19:00 PM


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To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Jerry Thomas of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, 773-256-2714; 847-867-9627 or jthomas@rainbowpush.org

News Advisory:

WHO: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)

Rob Richie, executive director of Democracy and Voting

Jamin Raskin, professor of Constitutional Law at American University

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: 12 noon Eastern time, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2004

WHERE: National Press Club

529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 13th Floor Murrow Room

WHY: To call for

-- CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO GUARD VOTING RIGHTS

-- CITIZEN PROTESTS DEMANDING ELECTION OVERSIGHT AND VOTER PROTECTION

-- ABOLITION OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Issuing a call to restore the sanctity of the vote after the debacle of the 2000 election, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and U.S Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) will appeal to citizens to protest the continuing existence of the Electoral College.

Accompanied by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as experts on the election crisis, Rev. Jackson will seek a meeting with President Bush while offering specific information on what citizen initiatives are underway to place voting rights under the protection of the U.S. Constitution, rather than at the mercy of states' rights.

http://www.usnewswire.com /

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http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=35700
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-04 08:02 PM
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1. kick
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-04 08:06 PM
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2. I have seen posts with eliminating the electoral college in the
subject line but have not investigated the subject. Can someone give me the jist?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-04 08:07 PM
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3. If ONLY they could make this happen.
The Electoral College sucks! Like the chimp is going to throw away his chance to steal THIS election? Me thinks not. :(
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