Town Hall Meeting on Election Issues

The A. Phillip Randolph Institute held a town hall meeting last night, where presenters talked about labor, the economy and jobs, education, healthcare and juvenile crime. With less than two weeks before the general elections, they want people to realize how important voting is.

The keynote speaker, Clayola Brown, says a lot of younger voters take their rights for granted. "They are too young, even at 30, to remember who those stalwarts in history were. So what I'm going to do tonight is have a dialogue, a rap session if you will, as well as people my age about the importance of the vote."

WTOC's Dawn Baker served as emcee for the meeting.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com