FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020
Rev. Jackson and wife to hold Super Tuesday Watch Night Party
Chicago: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and his wife, Jacqueline, are hosting a Super Tuesday Watch night party, March 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St.
Rev. Jackson will be analyzing the returns from the Super Tuesday states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia to see which candidates can secure a 15 percent threshold needed to win delegates He welcomes other interpretations as well.
The number of delegates at stake are: California (415), Texas (228), North Carolina (110), Virginia (99), Massachusetts (91), Minnesota (75), Colorado (67), Tennessee (64), Alabama (52), Oklahoma (37), Arkansas (31), Utah (29), Maine (24) and Vermont (16).
The candidates will be vying for 1,357 delegates with 1,338 in the 14 Super Tuesday states. Six delegates will be in American Samoa and 13 among Democrats who are living abroad who are voting through March 10th.
Particular attention will be given to both California, a blue state that has a huge population and easier voting rules vs. the red state of Texas criticized for its Republican restrictive voter registration policies.
Texas Republicans recently sent letters to 95,000 registered voters notifying them they may not be eligible to vote because they are not citizens and demands for citizens to present voter ID’s.
Rev. Jackson has been crisscrossing the South including in South Carolina getting out the vote and voicing opposition to voter restrictions across the nation.
Among those attending the election watch night meeting will be elected officials, activists and Dorothy Leavell, who is editor and publisher of the Chicago Crusader and former chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
Food and beverages will be served.
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.