Tampa – Do you really know the Southern voter? Do you think the presidential candidates and parties do? Are the stereotypes correct? Is it time for a new “Southern Strategy”? This topic will be the subject of a media day and press conference on Friday, August 24th at the photogenic and famous Confederate Memorial Park (near the interchange of I-4 and I-75 - home of the world’s largest flying Confederate Battle Flag).
Featured at the press conference will be HK Edgerton. Edgerton, Past President of the NAACP’s Asheville, NC Chapter, is a civil-rights activist who is particularly concerned with the civil rights of Southern-Americans.
Media day will commence at 8 a.m. and run through 12:00 noon, and will afford national, regional and international media an opportunity to interact with southern voters with diverse faces and discuss what is important to Southern voters, and why candidates like Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich garnered significant support.
The press conference will commence at 9 a.m., with remarks by Edgerton, as well as local representatives of non-stereotypical southern populations such as Jewish, Spanish, Brazilian, and Native-American Southern-Americans.
The host organization, the Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, presents this unique press insight into the multi-cultural, diverse complexity of ‘the South’ from spokesmen united through ancestors that had common cause: liberty, independence and State’s rights. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heredity society formed in 1896 for the male descendants of the Southern soldier.
Press kits available at the Press Conference, or upon special request in advance