Friday, May 11, 2012

GPJC monthly gathering... voter suppression 5/14

GPJC monthly gathering... voter suppression 5/14
Voter Suppression in Georgia
and the case of the Quitman 10+2

Voter suppression is shaping up as a major factor in this year’s elections, as many states pass legislation which could reduce the votes of minority, student, elderly, poor and other voters. In Quitman , GA , African Americans who mobilized voters to win a majority on the school board were arrested and charged with voting fraud.

(See below for article & video of a 93-year-old Pennsylvania woman who has voted in every election since 1960 but may be disfranchised this year because of a state voter ID law similar to Georgia's.)

Helen Butler, executive director, Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda; and Dr. Nancy Dennard of the Quitman 10+2

6:30 – reception with light refreshments
7 – Speakers, followed by Q&A

Monday, May 14
Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur 30030
(three blocks east of East Lake MARTA station)
free admission and parking

Presented by Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."

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