"The museum's response so far has been unserious and disrespectful. They say they are simply acknowledging Sanger's contribution to affordable contracep- tives for poor women, not making her a hero," Mr. Jackson said in an outreach letter.
"At 3:45 we were headed to the scheduled press conference at the Capitol Grounds Bell Tower when the call came," Jackson campaign manager Gregory Aldridge said in a statement. "I had to decide between utilizing the extra one-hundred signatures and making it to the press conference. We only get one chance to get the submission of materials right with the state board of elections. … The state would obviously not give us a second chance, but I hope the journalists who waited for us at the bell tower will. I am truly sorry to have wasted their valuable time."