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  Kucinich Draws Full House
February 23, 2004
 

The Kucinich Campaign and the Richmond Progressive Alliance packed the Foyer of the Richmond Memorial Auditorium with a standing room only crowd of about 600 enthusiastic supporters and maybe some curiosity seekers. Fred Jackson and Andres Soto warmed up the crowd with a musical number, and Cesar Cruz recited poetry before Kucinich arrived.  

Kucinich is still the hero of many progressive Democrats with his unswerving support for free education through college, single payer health care for all, opposition to the Patriot Act, opposition to the War in Iraq, support for the Kyoto Treaty, opposition to FCC media deregulation and a plan to replace NAFTA and the WTO with bilateral trade agreements conditioned on human rights and environmental principles.  

The Richmond Progressive Alliance has rallied a seemingly unlikely group of Greens, Latinos, progressive Democrats, African Americans and free spirits into a new Richmond political coalition that supports civil rights, the environment, education, open government and quality of life issues that could give the old establishment a run for its money. Itís the first Richmond coalition in memory united over ideals rather than power and personalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cesar Cruz enthralls the crowd with poetry while Kucinich waits in

the wings at the Memorial Auditorium Foyer

 

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