McKinney and Ted Turner meet to discuss Human Rights Issues
March 24, 2000
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) had a meeting with Ted Turner
and the Turner foundation. The Turner foundation is assisting with
the eradication of landmines in Mozambique; a project Congresswoman
McKinney's congressional office has been involved with for two year.
"Ted Turner has been a champion for human rights and environmental
issues," McKinney stated.
In addition to discussing issues of
international importance, McKinney and Turner also discussed topics
of a more local nature. Turner has provided significant assistance
for the Chattahoochee River, and McKinney called on him to provide
assistance and direction for the movement. "While the 'Hooch receives
all the attention of the metro area, the South River is a beautiful
and precious river as well, and could become an area for recreation
and nature in South DeKalb with a little attention and effort."
In addition to the South River, McKinney and Turner also discussed
preservation efforts at Arabia Mountain Park, and what assistance
could be provided for that effort as well.
Congresswoman McKinney and Mr. Turner
also agreed to work on obtaining more money for AIDS research and
a nuclear disarmament program to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.
"The Turner Foundation's donation of one million dollars to the
Mozambique emergency fund due to the floods will help save a lot
of lives." Concludes McKinney.