U.S. representative for Washington, D.C., Eleanor Holmes Norton, will be in Charleston Friday, October 31, to speak at the 24th annual freedom Fund Banquet of the North Charleston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
NortonA Democrat and supporter of Barack Obama, Norton, has appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report, where she discussed her endorsement of the democratic candidate with Charleston native, Stephen Colbert. The Post and Courierreports:
In an appearance on the program, she discussed her endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee. 'He will be your president and he will be my president, and isn't that just dandy?' Norton told Colbert. 'I chose the best person,' she said, adding that Obama will be 'a president who would fit this moment.'
She is confident that Obama will take the cake this Election Day. Her statements probably influence many Americans given that she is a favorite in the Congressional House.
If you are interested in seeing her speak, then head over to the 24th annual freedom Fund Banquet of the North Charleston branch. The event will be held at the Sheraton Convention Center in North Charleston at 7 p.m. on October 31.