SC GOP Governor tells NAACP members to use their daddies' connections to get jobs

South Carolina has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation, and our Republican Gov. Mark Sanford told a room full of NAACP members that the remedy for overcoming unemployment and the pay gap between blacks and whites in the state is "the old fashioned way" -- using "connections." From the AP story:

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"PUPPET KING" SPEAKS TO NAACP

YEARS OF ACTIONS SCREAM LOUDER THAN A FEW MINUTES OF EMPTY WORDS!

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Bush to Address NAACP

Today George Bush agreed to speak to the NAACP at its national convention on Thursday.  Relations have been less than stellar in the past (it is the first time he has addressed the group as president).  Today's New York Times also ran the story GOP's Bid for Blacks Falters.

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Voting Assistance Centers Locations

03/22/06:
Category: General
Posted by: Anita Garcia
http://www.defiancezone.com/PeaceInPink.php?itemid=405 The NAACP Voter Assistance Centers are at the following locations:

Chicago Westside - 1140 N. Lamon Ave. 773-261-5890
Chicago Southside - 800 E. 78th St. (SW Corner of Bldg.)773-487-9600
Mobile, Ala. - 419 Lexington Ave 251-604-0419 or 251-433-1145
Marietta, Georgia - 605 Roswell St. 770-425-5757
Stone Mountain, Georgia - Victory Baptist Church, 1170 North Hairston St 678-476-6000
Atlanta - 2034 Metropolitan Parkway 404-761-1266
Memphis - 588 Vance Avenue, 901-521-1343
Dallas - 4200 Fitzhugh St., 214-421-9006
Houston - 4205 Fannin Ave., 713-521-1289 or 713-526-3389
Austin, Texas - 1704 E. 12th St., 512-454-6161or 512-476-6230
San Antonio - Barbara Jordan Center, 2803 E. Commerce, 210-224-7636
Little Rock, Ark. - 1124 Martin Luther King Drive., 501-376-7399, 501-376-2227
Los Angeles - 3910 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., 323-296-2630
Jackson, Miss. - 1072 West John Lynch Street, 601- 353-6906 or 601-750-8451;
Baton Rouge - 1150 Florida Blvd., 225-214-780

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NAACP'S WHITE FEMALE PRESIDENT SPEAKS IN HAMMOND

NAACP'S WHITE FEMALE PRESIDENT SPEAKS IN HAMMOND

"Poverty politics and the war in Iraq"

Saturday, February 25, 2006

HAMMOND, LA Covington attorney Annie Spell is the only white, female NAACP chapter president in the United States. On Saturday evening, she was among the speakers to address the Greater Tangipahoa NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet on the SLU campus. She pulled no punches.

In a drum beat of criticism against the Bush administration, Spell called the government to task on such hot-button issues as "illegal" wiretaps, Katrina relief, the occupation of Iraq, inadequate public education, and what she called "poverty politics" in Louisiana and across America. "Today, we suffer from poverty politics and an unchecked totalitarian administration. African Americans, in particular, suffer from voter disenfranchisement, limited access to polling places, and outdated technologies." She pledged that she would "Speak truth to power" and encouraged the audience to join her by actively participating in the NAACP.

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