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USW-Sponsored Town Hall Forum to Examine Voter Suppression Campaigns in 2012 Elections
CHARLESTON, S.C., — 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.
Speaker: Congressman James Clyburn;
Panelists include: Rev. Joseph Darby; Susan Dunn, ACLU; Julie Hussey, S.C. League of Women Voters; Rep. David Mack, S.C. District 109; Dot Scott, Charleston County NAACP;
Moderator: Fred Redmond, USW International Vice President
WHAT: A Town Hall Forum
WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012
International Longshoremen Association (ILA) Hall,
1142 Morrison Dr., Charleston, S.C.
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
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Michael Scarver (412) 562-2342 (o);
(412) 225- 5235 (c); email@example.com
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)