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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 28, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Democratic rally in Albany Tuesday afternoon encouraged voters to cast a ballot this week or Tuesday.

More than two dozen turned out for the rally for Barack Obama. As part of the "Get out the Vote Campaign," Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin traveled to three south Georgia cities Tuesday encouraging everyone to vote November fourth.

Both Franklin and Albany Mayor Willie Adams support Obama.  Franklin says there are too many issues facing communities for citizens to sit out this election.

"Most cities mayor's will tell you across the country we need a partnership with the federal government. We are suffering from a lack of funds, dwindling funds in our local treasuries. Our infrastructure is failing, I'm known as the sewer mayor and we're always looking for additional funding for water and sewer, but we also have bridges in Atlanta that need repairs so we hope the federal government under new leadership will invest in cities especially infrastructure," said Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Franklin said education issues are also a top priority in Georgia. Franklin also visited Columbus and Macon.

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