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Al Sharpton to talk voter ID in Harrisburg Friday

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Oct 16, 2012 11:38 AM
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Rev. Al Sharpton will visit the capital city this Friday to lunch with city officials and host a rally about voter education and the impact of voter ID.  

Mayor Linda Thompson described the goal of the day-long event to "educate and empower the electorate how to combat new restrictive voter requirements and ultimately protect all voter rights."  

It may bear repeating, since the mayor's press release doesn't, that voters don't need photo ID to vote this November. 

Here's the Oct. 19th program:

11 AM – 2 PM – Mayor Thompson and Rev. Sharpton will host a luncheon for elected officials, community leaders, activists, and clergy at Goodwin Memorial Family Life Center, 2447 Green St. Harrisburg, PA

2 PM - 4 PM - Education for a Better America, will conduct workshop sessions focused on voter education and critical issues in the 2012 election, at Camp Curtin School, 2900 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA.

7 PM – A Voter ID rally featuring Rev. Sharpton and Mayor Thompson will be held at Camp Curtin School.

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