Obama Addresses Voting Rights at Sharpton Summit

Speaking at a National Action Network conference, the president says GOP is threatening voting rights.
1:05 | 04/11/14

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President Obama is in New York City he just spoke at the National Action Network convention in midtown over voting issues and of course -- president's visit is causing traffic gridlock. Political reporter Dave Evans joins us live with what the president said today Dave. Aside as you mentioned the president has wrapped up his remarks here at the Sheraton on seventh avenue but he is still inside the president spoke at Al sharpton's National Action Network earlier this afternoon he spoke about the importance of the 1965. Voting rights act which he said is under attack by many Republicans. -- America did not stand up and did not -- and did not sacrifice to gain the right to vote for themselves and for others. Only to fit the nod to their kids and their grandchildren. We got a good sense -- the. And for the rest of the evening there is kind of a gap in the president's schedule of about five or six hours -- -- that means that he is going to be going to a private fund raiser but that is not the case. This evening in New York City instead we are told this is going to be date night for the First Lady and also the president later on this evening. He's going to be attending a performance of raisin in the sun. Starring Denzel Washington.

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