Ohio State Rep. Alicia Reece: Register To Vote, Make Your Voice Heard
State Representative and Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Alicia Reece honors National Voter Registration Day
September 24, 2013
 
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COLUMBUS – State Representative and Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement today in honor of National Voter Registration Day:


“National Voter Registration Day reminds us of the need to register voters and get them involved in the political process. In the 2008 election, there were 6 million Americans who wanted to vote but missed the registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. It is our duty as citizens to encourage fellow Americans to participate in civic engagement by registering to vote. We can and must do better, which is why I have introduced the concept of a Voter Bill of Rights. The strength of our democracy depends on participation.”   


State Rep. Reece has been a strong advocate for voting rights since her days at Grambling State University.  She has fought against voter intimidation and suppression in Ohio, and has championed numerous voting rights bills.  Rep. Reece is a national board member of the National Action Network.


Rep. Reece was one of the national speakers at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, August 24th. During her speech, she called for a Voter Bill of Rights constitutional amendment to be launched in Ohio and in states across the country. She has since testified before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration and the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission regarding best practices for Ohio’s elections and her proposal for a Voter Bill of Rights. Below is a link to the video of her speech. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phrFZhiuhVY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WdO4jeETAw

 
 
 
  
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