Monday, November 3, 2008

Northwest Democratic Caucus Rally

From noon to 2:00 PM Saturday more than a hundred Northwest City residents joined Delegate Onzlee Ware in a rally for Presidential Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. There was free food and lively music. The sun was bright and spirits were high as Delegate Ware introduced the many speakers that energized the crowd. Signs, stickers and T-shirts with Obama/Biden were emblazoned on the very young and the not so young.

The rally was held at the foot of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial statue. Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr., was the first to speak using football as an illustration for an Obama victory on election day saying, “in order to win the game we have to execute, its kickoff time … its been a long time coming but change is here.”
Inspirational praise and prayer was delivered by Bishop Shadrack Brown, pastor of Garden of Prayer #7 followed by the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Councilman Alvin Nash told everyone to “make a note to vote … in the past we marched, on Tuesday we vote, and on Wednesday we will have change.” Other speakers included Sherman Holland, Commissioner of the Revenue, Courtney Penn, and Sherman Lea, Jr. Other supporters in the crowd included Council members Anita Price and Court Rosen. The Northwest City Democratic Caucus members are Richard Chubb, William Fleming Principal Susan Willis, Charles Withers, K. C. Bratton, Brian Redd, Raheem Muhammed, and Sherman Lea, Jr.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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