CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS IN OHIO!!!
They might have conceded - but we haven't conceded our right to have our votes
The Ohio Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections (CASE-OH), Ohio Election Reform
Now, Common Cause Ohio, This Time We're Watching, Driving Votes, and the
Columbus League of Pissed Off Voters are calling for public hearings to
investigate voting irregularities and voter suppression in Ohio surrounding the
2004 General Election.
THIS IS A STATEWIDE CALL TO ACTION. VOTERS AND POLL WORKERS FROM AROUND THE
STATE ARE INVITED TO TESTIFY.
Saturday November 13, 1-4 PM
New Faith Baptist Church
955 Oak Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
There will be a second hearing session in Columbus:
Monday November 15, 6-9 PM, Location TBA.
Citizens, voting experts, and investigative journalists will be invited
to present testimony for the pubic record documenting instances of voting
irregularities and systematic voter suppression. The coalition hopes to expose
the systemic undermining of our democratic process that occurred leading up to
and on Nov 2, and assess how to respond to racial disenfranchisement and
suppression of democratic rights.
The local coalition currently has the support of:
* Ohio Senator Teresa Fedor
* freelance journalist Lynn Landes
* Professor Robert Fitrakis (Free Press)
* Columbus Community Leader Bill Moss
We are seeking support from US Congressional Representatives, Ohio State
Representatives, nonpartisan organizations, and community and national
leaders. Experts and investigative reporters are invited to present testimony as
Here are a few articles on the types of voter suppression/disenfranchisement
that we are hoping to call attention to:
Kerry Won. Greg Palast, Tompaine.comhttp://www.tompaine.com/articles/kerry_won_.php
Did Kerry Concede Too Soon? Bob Fitrakis, The Free Presshttp://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/981
Was the Ohio Election Honest and Fair? Institute for Public Accuracyhttp://www.accuracy.org/press_releases/PR110304.htm
Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster, William Rivers Pitt, Truthouthttp://www.truthout.org/docs_04/110804A.shtml
None Dare Call it Voter Suppression and Fraud, Bob Fitrakis, Free Presshttp://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/983
To get involved, sponsor this call, or testify on Saturday, contact:
Amy Kaplan and Jonathan Meier
Columbus League of Pissed Off Voters
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