The October Free Press Second Saturday Salon was held on October 13 over Zoom.

Listen to the recording here.

Mark Stansbery of the Free Press Board, introduced the first speaker, Mary Jane Borden. She spoke about the current adult use marijuana legalization issue on the November ballot. If you are in agreement, she encourages voting YES on Issue 2. The link to her powerpoint is here.

Mary Jane also memorialized longtime cannabis activist Angelica Warren who passed away recently.

The next speaker was Lidia Garcia of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance. She spoke about the second book that is an anthology of migration stories of immigrants in Ohio.

Justin Steiner called attention to this Facebook page.  

Columbus mayoral candidate Joe Motil was present. You can contact him here. Or call 614-230-8394. He could use volunteers at the early voting site.

There was some discussion of the situation in Israel and Gaza. Connie Hammond mentioned a group active on that issue, Jewish Voice for Peace.

Suzanne Patzer announced that David Swanson is coming into town on November 9 to talk about the Ukraine and war abolition. This event will also be the Free Press Awards dinner and will honor Cynthia Brown of the Ohio Coalition to End Qualified Immunity and Alicia Jean Vanderelli, activist artist and owner of the Vanderelli Room. The event is free and will be held at the Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St. in Franklinton from 5-8pm.

Thanks to Steve Caruso for being our engineer.

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See you next month on Zoom! November 11.