Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Join Us to Preserve'one Person, One Vote'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Join Us to Preserve'one Person, One Vote'

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I write concerning the historic demonstration in Washington reported in "Thousands Protest Money in Politics at Capitol; Arrests Made" (April 12). One of the 429 arrested on April 11, the single largest number of arrests at the Capitol on one day in American history, I am proud of my witness. I encourage others to join us if change does not come in our country.

The fundamental concern of all the Democracy Spring demonstrators was "one person, one vote." We all know this American value is endangered by big money in politics and voter suppression tactics emerging all over the country.

No matter what our particular passion is - mine is LGBT protections, yours might be climate change, gun control, immigration reform - none of it can happen in the paralysis of our present political climate. …

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