Cameron Jackson listened intently on Monday as the Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Pittsburghers to volunteer for get-out-the-vote efforts on Election Day.
Jackson, 18, of the South Side, who is not related to the civil rights leader and political activist, said he’ll vote on Nov. 6 and encourage his friends and family to do so.
“We can make a difference,” he said.
Jesse Jackson, joined by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, spoke to about 125 people at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Larimer and later to students at Community College of Allegheny County. The Democrats did not specifically endorse President Obama but their message clearly was pro-Obama.
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