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15 September 2008

Congressman John Lewis To Headline 3rd Annual "For the People" rally

The Dean of Georgia's congressional delegation, Congressman John Lewis is scheduled to headline the 3rd annual "For the People" rally set for Sunday, September 21st at the Georgia Mountain Center in downtown Gainesville.

The rally begins at 1PM and concludes at 5PM.

Nearly all Democratic candidates for federal office --including U.S. Senate candidate Jim Martin and congressional candidates Doug Heckman (district 6), Bobby Saxon (district 10) and Jeff Scott (district 9)-- are expected to participate in the event

In addition, Democratic candidate for Public Service Commission Jim Powell, who is locked in a battle with Secretary of State Karen Handel over his residency qualifications, will attend.

The "For The People" rally will be held at the Georgia Mountain Center in downtown Gainesville. The meet-and-greet with candidates will happen from 1 pm to 2 pm, with a full roster of entertainment and speeches to follow.

The color guard from Charlie Company in Gainesville will be providing musical entertainment prior to their second deployment to the Middle East, scheduled later this fall. St. Paul's Methodist Children and Adult Choir will also provide accompaniment.

All ages are invited to the "For The People Rally". Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.