Groups push for Voter Bill of Rights in Ohio
Black legislative leaders, clergy members and civil-rights advocates yesterday announced a statewide effort to amend the Ohio Constitution to ensure protections for Ohio voters.
The Voter Bill of Rights, supporters say, will prevent the erosion of voting rights by including those rights in the state constitution.
“We come to represent constituents, memberships, average citizens who have been crying out to protect voting rights,” Rep. Alicia Reece, a Cincinnati Democrat and president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, told supporters at a lunchtime rally at Trinity Baptist Church on Columbus’ Near East Side. Read on at the Columbus Dispatch...