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Monday, October 10, 2005

CBS 46 Atlanta - Civil rights leader rallies against Georgia's photo ID law

CBS 46 Atlanta - Civil rights leader rallies against Georgia's photo ID lawCivil rights leader rallies against Georgia's photo ID law
Oct 9, 2005, 10:57 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- More than 40 years ago, the Reverend Joseph Lowery marched with Martin Luther King Junior in support of voting rights. Now, the civil rights leader continues to rally crowds to vote -- even at his 84th birthday party.

Lowery told nearly 8-hundred people at a prayer breakfast yesterday -- quote -- "we ain't going back. We've come too far." The new law prohibits formerly accepted forms of identification, such as Social Security cards, birth certificates and utility bills, from being used to cast a ballot.

Instead, it requires a photo identification, such as a driver's license. He said voter apathy is an equal challenge. He aims to register at least 10-thousand blacks in the state by next November.

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