for Immediate Release
September 24, 2012
CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE TO HOST “FOR THE PEOPLE” VOTER PROTECTION EVENT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO ON NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH – On September 25, 2012, National Voter Registration Day, residents will join Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), labor, faith and civic leaders to encourage all eligible voters in Cuyahoga County to be registered and prepared to vote this fall. Citizens who are not yet registered to vote are encouraged to register. Voters who are already registered may check their voter registration and rally with others in support of voting laws that protect fair and reasonable access to the ballot box for all Americans.
The Cleveland “For the People” Voter Protection event will be one of several across the country on the same day and at the same time, hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus as a part of the “For the People” Voter Protection Initiative H. Res. 542 to bring attention to block the vote efforts, like restrictive voter ID laws, that may impede as many as 5 million people from registering to vote and/or casting a ballot this November. Congresswoman Fudge and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are committed to ensuring that no eligible voter is turned away from the ballot box during early voting and on Election Day.
For media interviews prior to or during the event, please contact: Belinda Prinz at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (216) 522-4900 or LeMia Jenkins at email@example.com , phone: (202) 225-7032
More information about Congresswoman Fudge’s event and voting information are available at: www.fudge.house.gov.
WHO: Congresswoman Fudge, Host and other invited elected officials, citizens, labor representatives and guests. Please note there will be two speaking times to accommodate the schedules of invited speakers.
WHAT: “For the People” Voter Protection Event
WHERE: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
WHEN: September 25, 2012 11:00 AM-1:00 PM public rally
at 11 am, Congresswoman Fudge will board a shuttle bus with a group of seniors at the Eliza Bryant Village, 7201 Wade Park Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103. They will arrive at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at approximately 11:15 am. Media seating is limited. Please call in advance if you would like to ride on the bus to the Board of Elections.
11:40 am Speaking Program Congresswoman Fudge, State Senator Nina Turner, Reverend Larry Harris Sr., Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church; Reverend Timothy Eppinger, God’s Tabernacle of Faith Church; Reverend Rodney S. Thomas, Imani Temple Ministries; Khalid Samad, co-founder Peace In the Hood; City Councilwoman Ruby Nelson, Warrensville Heights; Judith Vankleef, senior voter; Erika Forde Anthony, Oriana House; Deborah Wang, Asian Services in Action.
12:30 pm Speaking Program Congresswoman Fudge, Ohio House Minority Leader Armond Budish, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary North Shore AFL-CIO