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Citizens Mourn Anniversary of Ohio's "Death of Democracy"

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Citizens Mourn Anniversary of Ohio's "Death of Democracy"

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Columbus, Ohio Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Citizen's action group, Ohio Election Justice Campaign, announces three events for general public participation for Friday, November 2nd. In recognition of the third anniversary of the defrauding of the 2004 general election in Ohio, representing the defeat of democratic elections in the state, the OEJC restores public attention to the continuing plight of election problems, even under the Democratic administration. Given the facts - that two members of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections were convicted and imprisoned in 2007 for offenses that were perpetrated in 2004 on a statewide and systematic basis - the OEJC draws public attention to the lack of political courage to prosecute the crimes of massive, organized election fraud against the people's will in Ohio.

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The following events are scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio on November 2nd, 2007:

November 2nd, Friday at noon will begin with a rally and New Orleans-style funeral service for the ‘Death of Democracy” starting at the Ohio State House. The processaion wil start at the McKinley statue at noon, and will proceed and wind around the office buildings housing the state’s election officials. Jazz band players will lead the parade, and the public is welcome to join peacefully in the procession.

From 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 Weisheimer Rd., Clintonville, please attend the Memorial Service for Democracy. Come share your feelings and stories of disenfranchisement during and after the events of 11/2 2004, the date of the Ohio general election sanctioned by the Bush-Cheney campaign re-election chairman, Secretary of State Blackwell.

From 7:00 p.m. till midnight at the Victorian's Midnight Cafe on Fifth and Neil, (go North on High, west on Fifth), citizens are invited to participate in dialogue to identify and frame the most significant issues for action for 2008. Music and speakers are promised for the event.

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Ohio Election Justice Campaign

Paddy Shaffer (614) 761-0621

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