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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 08:54 AM

Al Gore and Rev. William Barber III rally against environmental injustices in the Black Belt during

Former Vice President Al Gore rallies against environmental injustices in the Black Belt during town hall meeting

The people of Lowndes County are angry, they're tired and they're literally sick with preventable illnesses.

They won't stand for it. They haven't for a long time and on Thursday gathered in the Jackson-Steel Community Center in Hayneville, they cheered and applauded and shouted "amen" as former Vice President Al Gore spoke as sweat beaded on his forehead as he also got angry. His raucous voice boomed throughout the gymnasium.

"What are we going to do? How is this going to turn out? The world seems to be so burdened in many ways, is there hope? Well, the answer is yes, there is hope," he said. "There is hope because we have the ability to determine our own destiny. We still have the God-given right in our Constitution as Americans to exercise the vote if we are willing to get up and activate and make sure that others go to the polls."

Gore and the Rev. William Barber II held a town hall-style meeting at the community center to rant against the environmental injustices happening across the Black Belt and in other rural, poor areas of the nation.

Read more: https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2019/02/21/former-vice-president-al-gore-traveled-lowndes-county-during-tour-against-environmental-injustices/2936717002/

Cross-posted in the Alabama Group.

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