Ahead of Voter Registration Day, Cleveland Clergy Call on Senator Portman to Support Freedom to Vote Act
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September 22, 2021
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AHEAD OF VOTER REGISTRATION DAY, CLEVELAND CLERGY CALL ON SENATOR PORTMAN TO SUPPORT FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT
Bishop Tony Minor: “We are here today to launch what we call The Freedom to Vote Movement here in Cleveland…and we are here today to call on the honorable Senator Rob Portman to utilize his moral authority to help get passed the Freedom to Vote Act”
Columbus, OH — On Wednesday, September 22nd, a group of prominent clergy delivered a petition to Senator Portman calling on him to support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Acts.
The petition states, “We write to ask you to support the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act, as well as H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named after your late friend and colleague. He, too, was a person of faith, who was compelled to work for the good of all and especially the least of these. That led him as a young man to put his life on the line to secure the rights of all Americans to participate fully in democracy. In 2015, you joined him in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. You stood with him then. Stand with him now.”
Notable signers include, Rev. Dr. John Dorhauser, United Church of Christ, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Pastor John Lentz, Forest Hill Church, Bishop Eugene Ward, Jr., Greater Love Church and Bishop Tony Minor, Vessels Vote Cleveland
For video of the event, click here.
For the petition and full list of signers, click here.
Bishop Tony Minor, Vessels Vote Cleveland
“We are here today to launch what we call The Freedom to Vote Movement here in Cleveland…and we are here today to call on the honorable Senator Rob Portman to utilize his moral authority to help get passed the Freedom to Vote Act”
Pastor Kyle Earley, The Faith Movement
“Right now in the state of Ohio, voting rights has been and is still under attack. With federal guidelines in place, it can become a form of protection for our voting rights here locally.”
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