This afternoon, Christian Coalition leader Jerry Luquire sent an e-mail to his supporters that contained this observation:
“We have had some encouragement late last week from some members of the Black Caucus following an eloquent speech three weeks ago by Senator Vincent Fort on why he opposed Sunday package sales.
“If we can keep our Republicans and have a super majority of the Black caucus and two other Democrats, we will keep Sunday safe from more alcohol consumption and its tragic consequences.”
It was worth a walk over to the Senate for a chat with Fort.
“I’ve have my concerns about Sunday alcohol for a number of reasons,” the Atlanta lawmaker said. He spoke of liquor store inundating some neighborhoods of his district. “An every-other-block phenomenon,” he said.
“I’m seriously ambivalent about Sunday alcohol sales,” the senator said. “African-American legislators — for some reason, there was an assumption that legislators would just be naturally for Sunday sales, and