GA Democrats Vote For Obama
Published on Friday, 14 September 2012 15:57
Written by The Atlanta Daily World
|Photo By Willie E. Tucker/WET Media Inc.|
CHARLOTTE – Members of the Georgia delegation to the Democratic National Convention prepare to cast their ballot on Sept. 6 in favor of the re-election of President Barack Obama. Joining in are State Rep. Emanuel Jones (from left); the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery; Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon; DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis; and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Shown in the background are Congressmen David Scott and Hank Johnson. Georgia State Rep. Calvin Smyre (not shown) received this year's leadership award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators at a noon luncheon “America I Am: The African-American Imprint” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts during the convention. Smyre, a 38-year veteran of the Georgia House, is executive vice president, corporate external affairs at Synovus Financial Corp. and is the former NBCSL national president.
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