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[OH] Replacing Ohio's Representitive in Statutory Hall

Hello All,

Soon Ohioan's will be asked to vote for the replacement of a former Governor for the State of Ohio in Washington DC's Statutory Hall. The replacement is for one of Ohio's current representives, Gov. William Allen, who was pro-slavery and a staunch adversary against Abraham Lincoln, ending slavery and citizenship for the formerly enslaved persons of African descent. Voting on the 10 candidates, selected from 93 entrants is to take place March 20-June 12 2010. See Link.
http://www.legacyforohio.org/about.html

I am requesting candidate # 4, William McColloch, be given serious consideration for your vote. He already has my vote.

For those who may not know of William McColloch, allow me to introduce him through Wikepedia.

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" Fight for Civil Rights
As the ranking member of the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, William McCulloch took a leading role in the civil rights movement. He introduced Civil Rights legislation months before Kennedy presented his act to congress. This was not only politically imprudent, but some considered it to be political suicide. Representative McCulloch had a small number of African-American constituents, and thus few votes to gain from introducing or supporting civil rights legislation. Regardless of the possible political ramifications, Representative McCulloch fought to repair an unjust system.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a path to justice for a nation that had allowed injustice for so long. It was his political and moral guidance that quelled anti-civil rights sentiments from members of the committee. McCulloch’s influence with the 1964 Civil Rights Act led President Kennedy to declare “Without him it can’t be done.”

Congressman William McCulloch never shirked from responsibility. In fact, he rose to become recognized by President Johnson as “…the most important and powerful political force” in passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Throughout his career, McCulloch was a conservative (demonstrated by low Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) scores) and a strong supporter of civil rights. As ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, he, with Democratic Chairman Emanuel Celler, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through the House of Representatives. During the Great Society Congress, although he supported Johnson's civil rights programs, he opposed most Great Society legislation. After the Great Society Congress (1965–1966), he began to adopt a few liberal positions, such as favoring strong gun control legislation in 1968 and support for busing. He was not a candidate for reelection in the 1972 election to the Ninety-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Piqua, Ohio, and died in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 1980. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery. "
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A further look at the appreciation of Mr. McColloch's actions in the passage of the Civil Rights of 1964 may be seen in a letter from Jackie Kennedy Onassis, widow of Pres. Kennedy.

Onassis Letter pg #1
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/althomas_photos/Onassis.jpg

Onassis Letter pg # 2
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/althomas_photos/Onassis2.jpg

Onassis letter pg # 3
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/althomas_photos/Onassis3.jpg

Now you see the reason for my vote and I openly solicit your vote and the votes from all of your Ohio friends and relatvies for Congressman William C. McColloch from Piqua, Ohio.

Thanks for taking the time to read this message,

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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