Friday, May 4, 2012

Organized labor, community activists, clergy, elected officials, young Dems to rally against voter suppression in Ohio before judiciary committee hearing by U.S. Senators Durbin and Brown, with testimony by Congresswoman Fudge, others, in front of Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, 801 Superior Ave. in Cleveland, Mon, May 7, rally, 8:30 am, groups to attend hearing after the rally

 There is an Organized Effort to Block the Vote in Ohio and elsewhere in America

Come Rally For Fair Voter Rights (Contacts for the rally are Larry Bresler at 216-651-2606, Debbie Kline at 216-310-7657, Kathy Wray Coleman at 216-932-3114 and Art McKoy at 217-253-4070)

Monday May 7, 2012 8:30 A.M

Carl Stokes Federal Courthouse
Corner of Huron and Superior Ave. 
(801 West Superior Ave., near Detroit Superior Bridge)

Senator Dick Durbin (IL) and Sherrod Brown (OH)  will be holding a hearing as part of the judiciary committee examination of voting changes throughout the United States beginning at 9:30 am inside the courthouse with testimony by Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and others on House Bill 194, the state law that suppresses our right to vote by slashing the time for early voting, requiring id., etc., anything to interfere with the November and other elections. HB 194 is on the November ballot to be repealed . We will rally outside from 8:40 am-9:20 am and then Attend the Hearing inside!

We will rally to demand the right to vote and for the Ohio State Legislature and other state legislatures across the country to stop voter suppression. Rallying groups include  the North Shore AFLCIO Federation of Labor, Organize Ohio, the Young Democrats, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, the Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, the Imperial Women Coalition, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Black on Black Crime Inc, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation and the Carl Stokes Brigade. Tentative speakers include , AFLCIO North Shore AFLCIO Federation of Labor Executive Secretary Harriet Applegate, Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, Cleveland Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell, Organize Ohio and the Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign Leader Larry Bresler, Cleveland Jobs With Justice Leader Debbie Kline, Peace in the Hood Leader Khalid Samad, Cleveland NAACP Affiliate Jocelyn Travis, Imperial Women Coalition Leader Kathy Wray Coleman (announcement of participating groups and their leaders), Black on Black Crime Leader Art McKoy (chants), Oppressed People's Nation Leader Ernest Smith (chants), Cleveland Jobs With Justice Executive Director Debbie Kline, United Pastors in Mission Executive Director Tony Minor, Tony Anderson and Young Democrats Leader Paul Sadler,