Rainbow/PUSH to open in Birmingham

Associated Press - October 18, 2009 5:24 PM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition will open an office in Birmingham.

Rainbow PUSH is a national group founded by Jackson that fights for social change. It has affiliate offices in several cities around the nation, including Atlanta.

Speaking to a few churches in Birmingham Sunday, Jackson said the Birmingham office would be affiliated with the national office in Chicago.

He met with ministers in the Birmingham area about the effort while in town this weekend for a celebration of the NAACP's 100th anniversary. Jackson also plans to come back next week to visit ministers in Macon County, which he described as the poorest county in the state.

Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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