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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pallone Speaks to Bayshore NAACP

US Congressional Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) was a guest speaker at today's meeting of the Bayshore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which was held at the St Mark AME Zion Church, 218 Delaware Avenue in Cliffwood. Mr Pallone updated the membership on the current deadlock in Congress between forces wanting to stimulate the economy and raise revenues by taxing the wealthy versus those who want to resolve the deficit by cutting programs and not raising taxes on the wealthy. He urged the audience to watch for changes in voter rights, pointing out that changes in voter registration, absentee voting, early voting, and  ID requirements on polling day are happening across the country and quickly eroding our rights. After short remarks, Mr Pallone fielded questions on veterans benefits, college loans, Social Security, and jobs.

The NAACP is a non-partisan, not-for-profit social organization whose members (of all races) advocate for minority rights. The Bayshore Branch will have its next meeting at noon on 21 January 2012 in the basement of St Mark AME Zion Church. If you would like to join or simply donate to the cause, visit the NAACP website at www.naacp.org. To show support you can also become a friend of the NAACP at Facebook.


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