Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 9, 2004
Contact: Mike Lavigne, (512) 917-7614

Elected Officials, Students, and Activists Announce Voting Rights March at Prairie View A&M

Houston, TX - Senator Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Chris Bell, State Representative Garnet Coleman, Dr. Ben Chavez, and student leaders from Prairie View A&M will hold a press conference announcing a student led march on Prairie View A&M University on January 15th. The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the student's winning a major victory preserving their right to vote. January 15th is also the date of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth. The press conference will be held at Texas Southern University at the Rod Paige School of Education bldg.

Who:     Senator Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila
              Jackson Lee, Congressman Chris Bell,
              Representative Garnet Coleman and Dr. Ben Chavez

What:     Press Conference

Where:   TSU
                Rod Page School of Education
                1300 Cleburne Ave.
                (Park in Lot G)

When:    Saturday, January 9, 2004
                 2:00 P.M.