Rally Planned for President’s Visit

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A group of young voters plans a rally outside the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis while President Obama is inside raising campaign funds.

The group hopes to persuade the president to veto a pipeline project that would bring tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast and a Wood River Illinois refinery.

About fifty young voters who campaigned for President Obama in 2008 plan to attend the rally hosted by Washington University’s  Green Action, a student environmental group. Members of Occupy STL, the group that has been protesting in front of the Federal Building in support of those in New York City, also plan to be part of the rally.

The groups plan to remind the president that environmental groups like themselves were part of the reason Mr. Obama became President.

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