Good Morning MWGM Christie,
Voter Awareness Committee for the Joint Houses of Ohio Prince Hall Lodges, Ohio Council of Dilberation and Desert of Ohio would like to humbly submit the official report for the ‘Stand Your Ground Panel Discussion.”
On March 23, 2021, The Voter Awareness Committee held a statewide panel Discussion around the topic of Senate Bill 175 or the “Stand Your Ground”. The panel consisted of Woodmere Council Member Nakiesha Nickerson, Ohio State Senator Hearcal Craig, Franklin County Commissioners and President of Board of Commissioners Kevin L. Boyce and Former Judge Fanon Rucker with moderator Cortez L. Bogard
Special Opening and Closing Presentation from MWGM Chet Christie, Deputy of the Orient Carl Williams, Deputy of the Desert Darryl R Smith.
The zoom call was broadcasted live on Facebook with 557 views, 124 engagement participants, and shared 37 times The event was hosted by SP David Whitehead FB and he monitored and single handedly managed all the media of the ZOOM panel Discussion. He did and amazing job juggling the work.
The next panel discussion TBD
The goal for the next discussion is to partner statewide with the following listed organizations across the state: Lodges, Consistories, Temples, OES, Daughters, Ladies of the Golden Circle, NAACP, Urban League, Coalition of Black Trade Unionist, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Ohio Unity Coalition, Black Greek Fraternity's, Black Greek Sorority's, Faith Leaders and Community leaders/Organizations.
Thank you Deputy of the Orient SGIG Williams for allow this committee to educate and inform our communities.
SP Cortez L. Bogard
Voter Awareness Committee Cleveland, Ohio
Joseph Clark Jr. 33
Prince Hall Mason
USC #19, 2015
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Cell (614) 260-6039
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,
As Co-Chairman, Brother David Whitehead and I would like to thank the Most Worshipful Grand Master the honorable Jerry R. Ellerson, the trustees of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio, and RW Rommey Stephey, for their leadership and support of the Voter Awareness program. Because of their support and wise council , our efforts have been successful!
We partnered with the Ohio Unity Coalition, Labor, Faith, and Community groups to Engage, Educate and Mobilize our Ohio Communities on issues that affects their lives and futures! All across Ohio the committee supported projects like the Black Vote Matter Bus Tour, Souls To Polls, Voter Registration. We also sponsored Candidates and Educational Forums on our Facebook Live Page - "Voter Awareness in Ohio”.
We were elated to see our Grand Master, as well as the Grand Lodge Trustees, the Craft, the Order of Eastern Star (O.E.S.), and others from across the state who took the time to stand in support of the Black Vote Matters Bus Tour. The Prince Hall Masons, the O.E.S, and Affiliated Bodies are making a difference in Ohio!
Members from the cities of Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Toledo, and Chillicothe participated in a "Black Vote Matters Bus Tour" held on 7 August 2023 during 174th Annual Communication. Below are photos of the event.
We thank everyone for their continued support.
Bro. Joseph Clark Jr AFSCME International Union Representative
8740 Orion Place, Suite 305
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Cell (614) 260-6039
We work together; not apart!
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