William A. Levinson
Over 3000 delegates from across the country attended National Action Network's 9th annual convention from April 18-21 as well as five of the major Democratic presidential candidates—Senator (s) Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Governor Bill Richardson, and Congressman Denis Kucinich … and other political leaders including Congressman Charlie Rangel, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Reverend Jesse Jackson, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and many more were all on hand as Reverend Sharpton's organization hosted the event at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Senator Hillary Clinton (NY): "I have enjoyed a long and positive relationship with Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network, and I don't ever remember saying "no" to them and I intend to remain their partner in civil rights as I clean the dirt from under the carpet in the oval office when I am elected President"
Senator Barack Obama (Ill): "Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up."
I don't believe in marching! I believe in offing the pigs! Well, they got pigs out here! You ain't offed one of them!
I'll off the man. Well, off him! Plenty of crackers walking around here tonight!