Civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson will come to Newport News Friday to mobilize members of the shipyard's largest union in support of the re-election of President Barack Obama.
The rally at United Steelworkers Local 8888's union hall at 4306 Huntington Ave. in Newport News will also feature Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers' international president, and Doris Crouse-Mays, president of the Virginia AFL-CIO, as well as U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m.
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