The October issue of the Free Press is now available on online

From SURJ:  LEARNING.  Information on Edith Espinal and Sanctuary.  Read the press release related to this request here. Read local coverage here.  Recent coverage of Edith’s situation in New Republic here and copied below.


What Really Happened to American Socialism? Thursday, 10 October 2019, 6:03 PM.  Article by Harvey Wasserman.  Despite the corporate hype, Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy are deeply rooted in the mainstream of our nation’s history.  Read it here


The Economic Policy Institute Launches “The State of Working America Podcast.”  EPI’s first State of Working America Podcast featuring workers’ stories and explaining the research behind EPI’s progressive policy agenda will air on Tuesday, October 15. Guests ranging from economic thought leaders to workers on the factory floor will join Communications Director Pedro da Costa in each 30-minute episode. The inaugural season addresses wage stagnation, inequality, worker power, racism, trade, and education. Join the fight against the attacks on working people and for an economy that works for everyone by watching the video introduction and subscribing today. Subscribe to the Podcast.  


Organizing Locally to Prevent Nuclear War.  Back from the Brink Webinar: Learn Local Ways to End Nuclear Weapons.  The Physicians for Social Responsibility put together this amazing and informative webinar on Back from the Brink.  Back from the Brink is a grassroots effort to stop the existence and proliferation of nuclear weapons by getting anti-nuclear resolutions passed at the local (municipality, state, etc.) level.  You can watch the webinar and sign up to be involved here.  

From America’s Voice:  Immigration 101 Video Series. The immigration system in the United States can be complex and confusing.  There are laws, regulations, and bureaucratic practices that are difficult to fully understand. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has made things worse by changing our immigration system and making the U.S. less open to immigrants than ever. To help clear up some of the confusion, we at America’s Voice created a new “Immigration 101” video series, designed to provide a basic understanding of all things immigration. In this video series, we will: Debunk common immigration myths and misconceptions; Define often-used immigration-related terms, like “TPS” and “USCIS”; Give an overview of the asylum process; Explain the immigration court system; Provide a history of immigration laws in the U.S. ...and much more! We’re hoping this video series will be useful whether you’re new to immigration policy and politics or whether you’ve been an advocate for years and looking for new explanatory tools. So far, we have three videos published in our new series, with plans to create many more. You can check out the first video here, which gives a preview of the whole project.  Or you can go straight to video #2, which debunks the 5 most common immigration myths.


Sources of Voting Information:   You must be registered 30 days before election day in order to vote.  October 7 is voter registration deadline.  Check your voter registration here.  Register to vote online:  For more information:  ACLUOHIO.Org/Vote.  For more information or to report a problem, Ohio Secretary of State: 877-767-6446 or  ACLU of Ohio: 614-586-1958 or

From the LWV: – Look up your polling place and get a personalized Voter Guide where available. – learn about Ohio’s courts and read profiles of candidates running for judge.  Election Protection:  This nonpartisan coalition provides a toll-free hotline for voting information or to report problems:  1-800-OUR-VOTE (English), 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish), 1-888-API-VOTE (Asian and Pacific Island languages). 


From the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence:  All bills that have been introduced in Ohio this session are on our website which you can find here:

Support the Fair Food Program — Join the Wendy’s Boycott:  The Fair Food Program created by Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has ended abuse for tens of thousands of farmworkers in this decade. Today, we’re inviting all Fair Food allies in Ohio to join with the farmworkers by joining the Wendy’s Boycott. If you want to join the boycott or would like more information about the Fair Food Campaign and how you can take action, please send your name to: or call Sue Carter at 614-459-0017. 


The Green Renaissance Network.  Community Radio Station!   WGRN FM 94.1  Listen Live on your radio or listen online. Download podcasts! 92.7 or 98.3 on your radio dial or listen online. Check out the SCHEDULE!  Get them PRE-SET in your vehicle. WCRS features News in the morning and WGRN offers News in the afternoon. Diverse Music and Voices you won't hear anywhere else in Columbus!