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Cleveland schools second levy debate sponsored by The Imperial Women Coalition, community activists in Lee -Harvard Ward 1 at Harvard Community Services Center gets heated, was informative, activists vote 39 to 13 against school levy, over 125 people attend, state Senator Nina Turner cancels at last minute, debate is covered by Channel 3's Lynna Lai, watch Lai's video of the debate here, State Sen. Shirley Smith discusses new state law to expunge felonies, misdemeanors, debators were Gerald Henley, Debbie Kline, Donna Walker Brown, Kimberly Brown, State Rep. Patmon was moderator, John Hairston, Linda Matthews represent Congresswoman Fudge at debate, Genevieve Mitchell, Ernest Smith speak, debate panelists were Frances Caldwell, Roz McAllister, Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland African-American Museum honored at event, State Rep. John Barnes participated too

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland schools second levy debate, held Tues, Sept. 25 in Ward 1 at the Harvard Community Services Center, was informative and  got heated, with News Channel 3's Lynna Lai covering it, among other media, such as Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read Black and urban online newspaper  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ). (Editor's Note: Community activists thank Elaine Ghostin, CEO of the Harvard Community Services Center, for permitting the debate at the community facility). Watch the Channel 3 (WKYC) news video above and read Lai's story on the event below this story. (Editor's Note: Some people at the debate voted 39 to 13 against the levy  via a poll taken by The Imperial Women Coalition, the sponsoring group of the debate that drew more than 125 people to Cleveland's predominantly Black east side). Debating for the levy that, if passed by Cleveland voters, would bring some $67 million annually for four years,  were Debbie Kline a