announces bid for Congress
Local minister and activist Artis Cash officially announced his entry into the District 4 congressional race.
, an independent, criticized the ability of voters to elect a black to the seat, vowing to be an ally of the everyday Louisianans.
"We need to understand history so we can understand how to move ahead," he
side during a press conference today at the Clarion.
"We should be able to represent the 4th District without any reservation.
I will stand up with all people when I know what's in my heart is right."
Cash, 61, is the minister of Shreveport Christian Church, a small church on Francais Drive, and a prominent community activist.
Over the years, Cash has protested the actions of three white Shreveport police officers who were involved in the May 2003 fatal shooting of a black man, railed against minority hiring practices at the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and General Motors plant, and led picketers who were seeking the resignation of former Caddo Parish Administrator Bill Hanna.
campaign priorities will be preserving Social Security, creating a new education amendment and passing Voters' Rights amendment.
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