Cleveland Clergy Call on Senator Portman to Support Freedom to Vote Act
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September 22, 2021
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CLEVELAND CLERGY CALL ON SENATOR PORTMAN TO SUPPORT FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT
Over fifty clergy in Northeast Ohio have signed a petition addressed to Senator Portman urging him to support the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
Columbus, OH — On Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. a group of prominent clergy will deliver 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, “The freedom to vote is a nonpartisan issue that impacts all citizens. The elderly couple living in assisted living needs to vote by mail to have a say in our democracy. The young person working two jobs without leave needs extended voting hours and weekend voting. A democracy cannot exist when the freedom to vote is abridged in any way. Our freedom to cast a ballot is under siege throughout the nation. Black, Brown, Asian and Native voters, and young voters are particularly vulnerable to the purging of voter rolls and restrictive voter identification measures.”
Notable signers include, Rev. Dr. John Dorhauser, United Church of Christ, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Pastor John Lentz, Forest Hill Church and Bishop Tony Minor, Vessels Vote Cleveland
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Prayer vigil and petition delivery
Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44199
Bishop Tony Minor, Vessels Vote Cleveland
Bishop Eugene Ward, Jr., Greater Love Church
Rev. Dr. Cheryl Lindsay, First Congregational Church of Wellington, United Church of Christ
Rev. Brooke Baker, Church of the Redeemer, United Church of Christ
Pastor Kyle Earley, The Faith Movement
Pastor Sheena Cameron, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
Rev. Douglas Horner, United Church of Christ
Rev. Dan Clark, Faith in Public Life
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