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Looking for votes: One sister at a time



Hooper_ernest_wp_9982a Most of the time, presidential "get out the vote" efforts in African-American neighborhoods consist of, "Here today, gone tomorrow."

Sisters United For Change, a statewide coalition of African-American elected officials and community leaders, is looking to change all that.

"The empowerment of black women constitutes ... the empowerment of our entire community," says Rep. Betty Reed, D-Tampa. "We plan to educate African-Americans to prepare them to vote their interest in the upcoming election."

Read more about the group
and it's Tampa Bay connections in from Times columnist Ernest Hooper.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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