OHIO: Remembering Nov. 2, 2004
For Immediate Release, 10/28/07:
Remembering Nov. 2, 2004: A Funeral for Democracy
The Ohio Election Justice Campaign (OEJC) is holding a funeral for the 2004 elections in Ohio on Friday, November 2, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. This is the third anniversary of an election so flawed that for the first time in U.S. history, an entire state's Electoral College votes were challenged in the counting and certifying of a presidential election.
The funeral will begin with a eulogy at 11:30 am in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, at the McKinley statute, followed by a
noon funeral procession past the Franklin County Board of Elections and the offices of the Ohio secretary of state and the Ohio attorney
A memorial service honoring the 2004 voters will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer
Road, Columbus. Mourners are invited to a wake for democracy with speakers and music at Victoria's Midnight Café, 251 W. 5th Avenue (at Neil), Columbus, from 7 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The OEJC is a coalition of concerned citizens from across Ohio and election experts in Ohio and around the nation, including election reformers
currently serving on the Ohio Secretary of State's Voting Rights Institute. Organizations supporting the OEJC include the Black
Leadership Forum, Progressive Democrats of America, the Ohio Green Party, and Election Defense Alliance.
The OEJC seeks to raise citizen awareness of election justice issues through education and to encourage elected officials to restore the
rule of law to Ohio.
The OEJC calls for an immediate response to the allegations of election fraud and electoral irregularities in Ohio in 2004 and 2006. These issues have only become more urgent with the passage of time and upcoming presidential election.
For more information, contact the Ohio Election Justice Campaign:
Paddy Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 761-0621
or Marj Creech at email@example.com or (740)-739-1390