State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) will join nationally acclaimed investigative journalist and author Ari Berman this week to discuss the movement to expand and protect voting rights from the 1960s to today, as detailed in Berman’s new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. The book has been named a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and listed on 2015 best book lists from NPR, the New York Times and the Washington Post. The statewide tour presented by the American Constitution Society, Ohio Voice and America Votes has stopsin Columbus and Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 22 and Cleveland on Wednesday, March 23.

WHO:             State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent)

Journalist and author Ari Berman

WHAT:           Voting Rights Discussions

WHEN:           March 22, 2016

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Columbus Athletic Club

136 East Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

March 22, 2016

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Mercantile Library

414 Walnut Street, 11th Floor

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

March 23, 2016

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

City Club of Cleveland

800 Euclid Ave., #200

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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