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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Black Baptist leaders put demands to Bush

This is from the Chicago Tribune.

A group of Black Baptist leaders put down an opposition agenda against President Bush. They expressed opposition against the war in Iraq and support the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General. But they also call for a raise of the minimum wage, the discontiuation of the tax cuts, investment in public education, and reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some provisions of which are up for review in 2007.

These groups also called on President Bush to stop privatization of prison construction, reinvest in children's health insurance and increase global relief for black nations such as Sudan and Haiti. At the same time they passed the plate to endow two historically black colleges, fund care for African AIDS victims and provide tsunami relief in Somalia. The money will be distributed from a newly opened bank account shared by the four groups.

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