This email came to me (Joe) yesterday asking for donations. Two words, PG. Two Words.
'If You Can't Afford a Car, You Should Still Be Able To Vote'
Cable news pundits and voters alike know that votes in Ohio matter a lot. Ensuring a fair process is critically important everywhere, but especially in a state where a small number of votes can determine a national election. That is why I have been an outspoken advocate for voting rights and have been working vigorously against a current attempt to move the Hamilton County Board of Elections site for in-person early voting to a location that is significantly less accessible for many of our citizens, particularly those who are poor and rely on public transportation.
Because of Ohio's outsized electoral importance and past challenges with voter suppression, the national media has noted this troubling development. After I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post, The Atlantic picked up the story, and I wanted to share the article
I am proud to say that the Cincinnati City Council passed a Resolution which I authored, supported by both Republicans and Democrats, encouraging the county to keep early voting easily accessible to bus-riders and centrally located for all voters. Voting rights should not be a partisan issue, and I'm glad to have garnered support for my position from across the political spectrum.
Every day, I'm grateful to be in a position where I can stand up for our most basic rights - such as making sure all of us have equal access to the ballot box.
March 12 11:30
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