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The Macon County Democratic Conference (ADC) had over 20 members attend the Alabama State ADC Convention in Hoover in mid-October.

The members enjoyed an informative conference that included workshops to teach how to apply the materials learned during the conference.

The main purpose of the convention was to hear former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. Her thought-provoking speech encouraged the several thousand in attendance to complete the mission that was set forth many years ago to continue to fight for voting rights.

She was critical of the State of Alabama and called a plan to close 31 drivers' license offices "a blast from the Jim Crow past" and asked for Gov. Robert Bentley and the Republican-controlled Legislature "to not only listen to their constituents, but listen to their consciences."

"We have to defend the most fundamental right in our democracy — the right to vote," Clinton said. "No one in this state, no one, should ever forget the history that enabled generations of people left out and left behind to finally be able to vote."

The Macon County delegation voted unanimously with the State ADC to endorse Clinton as the next president.

"Hillary Clinton is right on the issues and Alabama was fortunate to have her visit us. We believe she will be the next president of the United States," ADC Chairman Joe Reed said in a statement from the Clinton campaign.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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