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CIVIL RIGHTS COIN
(2008-04-03)
(wgvu) - CONGRESS IS ADVANCING LEGISLATION TO MARK THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT WITH A COMMEMORATIVE
SILVER DOLLAR.
THE HOUSE PASSED THE MEASURE WITHOUT OPPOSITION TUESDAY. A
SIMILAR BILL IS PENDING IN THE SENATE, SPONSORED BY DEMOCRATS
DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN AND BARACK OBAMA OF ILLINOIS.
HOUSE SPONSOR JOHN LEWIS, A FORMER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, SAYS THE
LEGISLATION IS MORE THAN SYMBOLIC.
HE SAYS SALES OF THE LIMITED-EDITION COIN WOULD GENERATE 2.5
MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND.
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