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John A. Quayle blueoval at SGI.NET
Thu Dec 9 21:45:30 MST 1999


LAROUCHE ADDRESSES NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OF STATE
LEGISLATORS

BALTIMORE, MD, Dec. 2--Today, Lyndon LaRouche, who is seeking the
Democratic Presidential nomination, addressed the 23rd Annual Legislative
Conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, considered by
many to be the leading national constituency group representing
African Americans.

        The NBCSL, which represents close to 600 state legislators from 44
states, was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1977.

        In November of that year, 90 African American legislators gathered for
the group's first conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This year's Baltimore
gathering, under the leadership of Rep. James Thomas, of Alabama, was said
to be the NBCSL's largest gathering.

        LaRouche, and former NJ Senator Bill Bradley, who is also seeking the
Democratic Presidential nomination, addressed the Legislators' Business
Meeting. Vice President Gore, whose campaign is flailing badly, insisted
on speaking during a separate session in his capacity as Vice President.
Republican candidate George W. Bush, Jr. declined the group's invitation.

        LaRouche was introduced by former South Carolina State Senator Theo W.
Mitchell, one of NBCSL's founders. Mitchell, who enjoys tremendous stature
in the organization, gave LaRouche a rousing introduction as someone who
"has truly paid his dues and stood toe to toe against those who would
destroy both you and me." He referred to the fact that LaRouche gave up
five years of his life as a political prisoner because of his fight for
economic justice, then emerged from prison, and took the point against the
Department of Justice's "Operation Fruehmenschen" campaign targetting black
public and elected officials. He also referred to LaRouche's fight against
the DNC's racist assault on the Voting Rights Act. When Mitchell concluded
by introducing LaRouche as "the man who should be President of the United
States," the audience responded with a standing ovation. LaRouche's
23-minute speech, which held the 200-person audience in rapt attention, was
a direct address to the strategic situation and the strategic task.

        Following the speech, more than 35 legislators took the opportunity to
chat with LaRouche privately, and LaRouche's remarks remained a key topic
of discussion for the remainder of the conference.


          (The full text of LaRouche's remarks is available at
www.larouchecampaign.org).

               Paid for by LaRouche's Committee for a New Bretton Woods



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