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Clinton faces protest as she courts black voters

5 years 9 months 4 days ago Friday, October 30 2015 Oct 30, 2015 October 30, 2015 5:49 PM October 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

ATLANTA - As she courts black voters in the South, Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising them that if she's elected, she will be their partner in the White House and follow in the footsteps of her predecessor.

In Atlanta, Clinton today called for eliminating sentencing disparities between crack cocaine crimes and those involving powder cocaine. She also proposed a legal ban on racial profiling by police.

Clinton had to deal with a handful of protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta, who sang and chanted for several minutes in front of the podium as she tried to outline her proposals. After they left, Clinton told the audience that she plans to fight for some of what the group is demanding.

She was introduced at one stop today by Jesse Jackson, the longtime civil rights leader.

Clinton is working to solidify her advantage in the African-American community, which could give her a crucial edge over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the early voting state of South Carolina.

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