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If so, here's a run-down of what happened and how you can be involved next time!

We had some guitar-strumming music by our friend Tom Over, thank you Tom!

Lynn Tramonte of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance spoke about that group and the hideous circumstances of how immigrants are treated in Ohio. It was noted by attendee Judge Terri Jamison that four Ohio counties have contracts for ICE detentions: Butler, Geauga, Morrow and Seneca Counties. More information on how you can support their efforts is below. 

We discussed the situation with Miriam Vargas who has been in Sanctuary in Columbus for over two years. Pastor Sally Padgett of the First English Lutheran Church and John Grinstead, an interpreter, told us how the church struggles to keep up with Miriam's needs. How to help is listed below. 

Harvey Wasserman talked briefly about the nuke issues in Ohio and about the bribed nuke bailout that brought down Larry Householder. 

Greg Palast, New York Times best-selling author, joined us to talk about election fraud issues and tell us about his new book "How Trump Stole 2020" (and how we can steal it back.)

You can view the recording of the Salon on our Free Press Network YouTube channel: July Cyber-Salon

Lynn Tramonte’s Action Steps from the Ohio Immigrant Alliance:

Ask your local and state elected officials to write letters to the Morrow County Commissioners, standing up for their constituents detained there by ICE. Our demand is to close the jail before it becomes 100% COVID-positive again. A secondary ask is to cancel the ICE contract. For background, read this testimony to the US Commission on Civil Rights and this article by the Columbus Free Press.

Join the Ohio Immigrant Alliance Facebook Groupto get more involved. There, you can see the announcement about our Ohio Supreme Court candidates forum, jointly hosted with Ohio Prisoners Justice League, and other upcoming actions.

When the Trump presidency is over, we must allow deported people to return to the U.S. This is a crucial part of the healing that this country needs. Read and share this article from Maria Paz Perez, in DailyKos, whose husband was deported to learn what it is like to live apart. There are actions the executive branch can take to reunite families. If there is a new president next year, we will be advocating for family reunification.

If you can spare any cash, please donate to fund commissaries for detained immigrants in Ohio.
cell 202.255.0551

Miriam Vargas:

Miriam Vargas perseveres in sanctuary without her ‘angel’ article

My Life in the Sanctuary Movement article

Harvey Wasserman:

Bribed Ohio's $60 Million Radioactive Uproar Rocks the 2020 Vote article

Nuke bailout radio interview

Everyone join us in rescinding hb6 nuke bailout!  and join with rescinding the wind setback clause from the ohio code. If we win them both, the entire energy picture & economic development in the state of ohio.  $4 billion in development with thousands of jobs and decades of cheap, lean energy. Contact me for anything you might want to do to rescind hb6 & the wind setback clause.

Greg Palast:

How Trump Stole 2020 - Greg's new book

Move to Amend:
Central Ohio is presenting the long women's suffrage movement.
Thursday, August 13, 7PM.
Speaker: Michel Coconis. 

Link to the Move to Amend zoom event on women's suffrage:
Zoom Link:
By phone: 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 841 2061 9793
Passcode: 438426

WCRS in the news:

Here's a link to Mary Jane Borden's Free Press article on the sentencing of the couple in Mercer County:

Michael Vinson:
The Free Press mourns the passing of our friend and comrade, and Debs award winner Michael Vinson. His family can use help with funeral arrangements: