SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is sounding the alarm about what he says is an attempt to suppress the African American vote. He used a weekend conference in San Francisco of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha to rally people to the polls.
Brown pointed to a call in Florida for picture identification at polling stations as evidence of the efforts to suppress the African American vote.READ MORE: New Oakland Landmark -- Bronze Huey Newton Bust Unveiled In Birthplace Of Black Panthers
“There are 20 other states similarly situated and all geared to the idea of making sure that there is a reduction in the vote in black communities,” he told members of Alpha Kappa Alpha attending the Moscone Center conference.
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“As an organization, you should be very much a part of the group of voices that are raising concerns about the unfairness and the racism associated with that action,” he said.
But, there’s a way around the issues, said Brown – urging the mostly young women to vote by mail and to organize vote by mail campaigns at their churches.MORE NEWS: Big Rig Crash Slows Eastbound Commute On Highway 24
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