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Jewish leaders protest caucus on Saturday

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A coalition of 18 jewish organizations is protesting the decision to hold next year's caucuses on a Saturday. They say the move will exclude jewish people who observe the sabbath.

The groups announced Friday they're sending letters to the chairmen of the state's Republican and Democratic parties asking the date of the 2010 caucuses be changed from Saturday, January 23rd.

The parties have historically held the caucuses during the week but are hoping to increase participation by moving it to the weekend.

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