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For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2008


     Contact: Niger Innis

(212) 598-4000


CORE - Congress of Racial Equality in Ohio News Conference








News Conference - Vote NO on Issue 5 - Ohioans for Financial Freedom

Niger Innis, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the nation's leading civil rights organizations in the U.S.
Pastor Aaron Phillips and other Greater Cleveland Clergy Leadership

Ohioans who will lose their jobs

Other members of the Ohioans For Financial Freedom Coalition


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 1:35 p.m. (immediately following the debate)

The City Club of Cleveland Library
850 Euclid Avenue
2nd floor


Voting No on Issue 5 means:

·Consumers can keep their financial lending options.
·Consumers can keep their private financial decisions, private.
·Hard-working Ohioans' name and personal financial information WILL NOT be put into a government database for tracking purposes.
·Consumers will not be forced into a financial literacy class after two short-term loans within 90 days.
·Consumers will not be forced into less desirable lending options like bounced checks and credit card late fess - at higher fees than a payday loan.
·Keeping 10,000 Ohioans employed in good-paying jobs with benefits.

Partial List of Organization who have endorsed a "NO" vote on Issue?

·The Ohio Chamber of Commerce
·Ohio Grocers Association
·Congress of Racial Equality
·Ohio Christian Alliance
·High Impact Leadership Coalition (faith-based national organization)
·The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST)
·Americans For Prosperity
·Dr. Tom Lehman, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
·Property Rights, Freedom Fighters
·National Taxpayers Union
·Ohio Libertarian Party
·Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
·Call & Post - Ohio's largest African American newspaper
·Lake County News Herald, Lima News, Hillsboro Times, Newark Advocate, Cincinnati Business Courier, Columbus Communicator News
·Hundreds of other Ohio consumers and businesses at


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