Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Texas University Students March To Vote

Hundreds of students at Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday began rallying for their right to vote. They say a decision to eliminate all but one early voting location in Waller County makes it hard for students to cast ballots.

The marchers, in black shirts with the slogan “It is 2008 and we will vote,” carried signs and wore demanded changes in how elections are run in the county.

Police estimated that the crowd topped 2,000 as the marchers paraded from the Prairie View A&M campus seven miles to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead. more