Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out on State Flag Issue

Civil rights leaders and several Peach State residents opposing Gov. Sonny Perdue's new flag referendum are speaking out at Georgia's capitol.

After weeks of protests in Atlanta, south Georgia NAACP supporters say they are planning on making the journey north to express their views on the flag issue.

Thomasville Hair Salon owner Oneida Carter says she would take off more than a day just to have lawmakers hear what she has to say.

This week, Gov. Perdue proposed the new referendum-asking Georgia residents two questions. Do they like the current state flag, and if not, which flag do they prefer?

Georgia's Secretary of State warned Thursday that Governor Perdue's proposed flag referendum would cost the state at least $2 million and may undermine public confidence in the new voting machines.


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