Sleep Out The Vote: Make Your Vote Ohio's First!
Statewide initiative encourages early voting to avoid long lines and curb voter suppression
September 21, 2012
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Columbus— State Senator Edna Brown (D-Columbus) and members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus announced today that they will encourage Ohioans to exercise their right to vote by spending the night outside local early voting locations beginning at 7:00PM, October 1st,  in a statewide Sleep Out the Vote campaign.

“Voting is one of the most basic rights of our democracy, yet sadly this right has been under constant attack by Republicans out for partisan gain,” said Senator Brown.  “As a public official I have a moral responsibility and legal duty to promote voting and voter access.  It is a right that was denied to so many for so long and that is why we must not allow those who were disenfranchised in the past to lose any ground.  With the limitations to weekend voting, it will still be harder to vote in Ohio than it has been in the past.”

Sleep Out the Vote is an initiative began by Senate Minority Leader Eric H. Kearney in 2008 to engage voters and raise awareness of early voting options in Ohio. This year, Ohio Senate Democrats have expanded the event to combat potential confusion caused by repeated changes in voting rules.

Early voting begins Tuesday October 2, 2011 at 8:00AM.

WHAT:    Sleep Out the Vote

WHERE:  YMCA ( 1500 N. Superior Street  Toledo, OH 43604)

WHEN:   Monday, October 1 (And the following morning Tuesday, October 2)  7:00pm—8:00am

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