Voters rights addressed at Rainbow PUSH meeting

June 18, 2011 4:59:40 PM PDT
The 40th annual conference of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition is underway Saturday afternoon.

Elected political leaders from around the country joined Rainbow PUSH founder and president the Rev. Jesse Jackson, at the conference kickoff.

The group is speaking out against what they call state-level voter suppression efforts in the run-up to next year's elections.

Saturday's events also included a reunion day picnic and panel discussion featuring victims of wrongful convictions.