Conference on the 2000 and 2002 elections August 18th
August 2001

From Election 2000 to Election 2002, a conference on the disenfranchisement of black voters and Florida in the 2000 elections will be held Saturday, August 18 at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd St., from 9:30 am-2:30 pm.

Scheduled speakers include Rep. Lois Frankel, Democratic candidate for governor; UF law professor Kenneth Nunn on "The History of Minority Disenfranchisement," and Deb Cupples, who just received her Masters Degree in Political Science from UF, will present her research on the purging of voters rolls statewide in a talk titled "Disenfranchisement in Elections 1998 and 2000."

Also speaking will be State Senator Kendrick Meek, Alachua County Branch NAACP President Ruth Brown, and Florida Democratic Party Vice-Chair Helen Strain, journalist Harriet Ludwig, and Black Political Consortium President Larry McDaniel.

Sponsors for the event include the NAACP, Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee, Greater Gainesville Black Nurses Association, The Links and Jennings Development Co.

The workshop is free, but reservations are requested. Call 378-1138. Those wishing to co-sponsor may also call that number. Contributions should be mailed to Patricia Hilliard Nunn, P.O. Box 35041, Gainesville, FL 32635.

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