USW-Sponsored Town Hall Forum to Examine Voter Suppression Campaigns in 2012 Elections
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The democratic process is under attack as we approach the 2012 elections. Restrictions are being designed or implemented nationwide to suppress voter turnout. The United Steelworkers (USW) is appalled by these tactics and looks to foster open discussions about efforts to suppress and restrict voting rights for many Americans.
WHO: Mary Mancini, Tennessee Citizens Action; Hedy Weinberg, ACLU; Gloria Sweetlove, Tennessee NAACP; Brenda Gilmore & Mike Stewart, State Representatives; A.J. Starling, Assistant to the President, Tennessee AFL-CIO; Pastor Judy Cummings, New Covington Christian Church; George Barrett, Civil Rights Attorney; Mike Scarver, USW
WHAT: A Town Hall Forum
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012
WHERE: Fifteenth Ave. Baptist Church,
1203 9(th) Ave. North, Nashville, Tenn. 37208
WHY: Voter restriction efforts could deny voting rights to many citizens, including seniors, minorities, low-income workers, young and first-time voters.
Photo Opportunities and Interviews Available
Michael Scarver (412) 562-2342 (o);
(412) 225- 5235 (c); firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)