USW-Sponsored Town Hall Forum to Examine Voter Suppression Campaigns in 2012 Elections

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PITTSBURGH, April 20, 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.

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WHO:

J Starling, Tenn. AFL-CIO Political Director; Van Turner, President of Shelby County Democratic Party; Dorothy Todd, Collierville Branch NAACP Representative; Rev. Herbert Davenport Ministerial Alliance Representative; Dr. Warner Dickerson, President of Memphis Branch NAACP; Kermit Moore, President of APRI; others

WHAT:

A Town Hall Forum

WHEN:

4:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2012

WHERE:  

Leon Lynch Hall, 768 Chaney Drive, Collierville, Tenn.

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); mscarver@usw.org

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)