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Presidency 2004

Al Sharpton

ALFRED C. "AL" SHARPTON
(Democrat - New York)


BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:

POLITICAL: Candidate for State Senate, 1978; Candidate for US Senate, 1992 & 1994; Sharpton - 1994Candidate for New York City Mayor, 1997.

PROFESSIONAL: Licensed and ordained a Minister at age 10 by Bishop F.D. Washington in 1964; appointed Junior Pastor of the Washington Temple congregation. Founder & President, National Action Network, 1991-present. Founder, National Youth Movement, 1971. Road Manager for singer James Brown, 1973-80.

EDUCATION: Attended Brooklyn College, 1973-75.

PERSONAL: Born October 3, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. Married to singer Kathy Jordan. Two children. Pentecostal.


LINKS:

Sharpton 2004 for President Committee - Official Campaign Site.
National Action Network - Sharpton's Civil Rights Organization.
Democracy in Action (GWU): Al Sharpton - University Resource.
Project Vote-Smart: Al Sharpton - Profile/Resource
Who is Al Sharpton? - Negative Site.
Al Sharpton's Skeleton Closet - Negative Site.
Republicans for Sharpton - Negative Site.


SHARPTON WAS ENDORSED BY:
(Partial Listing)

Black Enterprise magazine
Ex-Rainbow Coalition Chair Ralph McKnight (D-CA)
Ex-Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell (D-GA)
Newark Mayor Sharpe James (D-NJ)
State Sen. Carl Andrews (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-NY)
State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Jose Rivera (D-NY)
Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)
State Assemblyman Darryl Towns (D-NY)
Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY)

OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN CONTACT INFORMATION:

Al Sharpton for President
1001 6th Ave., Suite 1211
New York City, NY 10018
888-333-4903


THE SHARPTON LIBRARY:

Al on AmericaAl on America by Al Sharpton (2002). "I am running to take out the DLC, which I call the Democratic Leisure Class, because that's who it serves-the leisure class and the wealthy," announces Sharpton in this book. In keeping with this theme, Sharpton's 2004 presidential campaign platform expressed here is an political manifesto that concentrates much more on race relations than on the complexities of foreign policy. Sections on the Middle East and Cuba lapse into repetitive complaints of the effects of racism within many of our domestic institutions -- without seriously addressing the issues at hand. Egocentric stories about lunches with Castro and Arafat result in grandiose statements claiming that only Sharpton has the ability to bring the moral leadership and religious aptitude necessary to resolve world crises. The latter half of the book seems more inspired, offering insight into the lack of integrity in hip-hop, his admiration for mentor James Brown and his personal reflections about the infamous Tawana Brawley fiasco. List: $27.00. Your Price: $18.90 (You Save 30%)!

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