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CONTACT Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, 323/299-3800
Join thousands of African American Community Leaders, Elected officials and supporters in the historical “Obama-Get out and Vote Rally” on Monday, February 4, 2008 - 3800 Crenshaw Blvd. (Los Angeles Sentinel)
(Los Angeles, February 1, 2008) Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Executive Publisher and Danny J. Bakewell Jr., VP and Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel, recently voted the best Black weekly newspaper in the United States by the National Negro Publishers Association (NNPA), will announce the paper's coveted endorsement of Democratic Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama, at a press conference at the paper's headquarters at 3800 S. Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles on February 4, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.
"While it is an historical occasion that our nation has the opportunity to choose between two outstanding candidates, an African American man and a woman, to become the democratic nominee," Bakewell said. "Our Editorial Board has determined that Obama, who has stimulated a new generation of voters and energized the mood for real change in the White House, with definitive plans to implement that change, is the best presidential candidate for 2008."
Please join a host of community, business and religious leaders as they declare their support for Obama- including; KJLH, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. & Danny Bakewell Jr. (Los Angeles Sentinel), Karen Bass (California Assembly Majority Leader), Assembly members Mike Davis and Curren Price, Yvonne Braithwaite-Burke (Los Angeles County Supervisor) , Los Angeles City Council Members Eric Garcetti and Herb Wesson, Charisse Bremond-Weaver (Brotherhood Crusade President), Reverend Eric Lee (SCLC President), Isadore Hall (Compton City Council Member), Danny Tabor (Inglewood Council Member), Tyrone Freeman (SEIU President), Chris Holden (Pasadena City Council Member), Bishop Henry Williamson, CME, Attorney Robert McNeil and representatives of the New Frontier Democratic Club..
# # # Interview Opportunities with the individuals listed above will be available after the press conference.