Sunday, April 02, 2006

Jackson, Sharpton & Cosby

2000 people attended a protest in New Orleand held at the convention center, which was city officials decided to place the thousands that could not evacuate during Katrina.
...protesters led by the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rallied Saturday, demanding that all displaced New Orleans residents be allowed to vote in the April 22 municipal election. The system set up for the April 22 election for mayor and other city positions makes it difficult for displaced voters to cast a ballot, Jackson and other activists said...

Jackson and other activists are demanding satellite polling places for displaced voters in cities outside New Orleans, and even outside Louisiana. Fewer than half of the city's 460,000 residents have returned since the Aug. 29 storm flooded the city.

The protest also included state and federal lawmakers and comedian Bill Cosby

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