December 03, 2004
Columbus Events -- Saturday December 4th -- updated program
FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY RALLY!
Investigate all 88
1:00 PM, Ohio Statehouse Lawn, East Broad & South High Streets, Columbus, Ohio
Investigate All 88 (counties), Coordinate, Litigate, Re-Count, Recuse
Greg Palast (journalist, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy)
Lynn Landes (journalist, EcoTalk.org)
David Lytel (organizer of BeAmerica)
Reverend Bill Moss (former Columbus school board member)
Bob Fitrakis (Columbus Free Press)
Reuben Herrera (Latino Activist)
Anita Rios (Green Party)
Cliff Arnebeck (lead litigant in the Contest of Election suit)
Jad Hummeidan (Council on American Islamic Relations)
Ohio State Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)
Sean Grayson (AFSME)
John Bonifaz (National Voting Rights Institute)
Ian Solomon (Associate Dean & Professor, Yale School of Law) (invited)
Petey Tallie (Ohio AFL-CIO) (invited)
Bill Burga (Ohio AFL-CIO) (invited)
Reverend Mylian Waite (Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio) (invited)
Charleta Tavares (Columbus City Council member) (invited)
Thom Hartman (activist, author) (invited)
The soul/gospel/bluegrass band The Carpenter Ants from Charleston,
West Virginia will perform at the rally stsrting at 12:30 and ending at
1:00 or a few minutes before.
Emcee: Susan Truitt (founding member of Citizens’ Alliance for Secure Elections)
Fact: Thousands of Ohio citizens had difficulty voting on November 2nd.
Despite thousands of complaints, a planned recount, statewide public hearings, several lawsuits, a Congressional investigation and the outcry of voters rights groups, this fact has been dismissed or underreported by the mainstream media. Even Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell claimed the Ohio election was a huge success, saying, "We came through with flying colors." Washington Times, 11/04/04
We need thousands of people to attend the FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY RALLY to draw attention to voter issues AND to support the Congressional probe of allegations of irregularities in the November 2nd presidential vote. America’s election system is badly flawed. So flawed, that a Cal Tech/MIT study of the 2000 Election discovered that as many as one in 18 citizens was disenfranchised due to procedural and/or technological anomalies. The 2004 election was no different! All citizens must have equal access to voting and the electoral process in order to ensure our democracy!
Please plan to attend and bring your friends!
Following the Rally Stand Up and Be Counted:
A CASE for Democracy PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM Saturday December 4th, 2004
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Africentric Middle School 300 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio
Stand Up and Be Counted: A C.A.S.E. for Democracy
Keynote speaker: Reverend Jesse Jackson
Entertainment by The Nubian Drum Circle, The Nubian Dance Ensemble, and The Echoes of Excellence Choir
Contact Evan Davis (614) 437-2039 cell (614) 946-3834