NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet is Oct. 19

The Sandusky unit of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road in Sandusky.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 10, 2013

Anyone is welcome to attend. The evening’s keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, who represents northern Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.

The banquet serves as one of the organization’s largest fundraisers each year. It also allows members to show appreciation for those who have faithfully supported the organization.

The funds raised will enable the unit to continue the civil rights struggle on the local, state and national levels.

Tickets can be purchased or reserved by calling 419-625-5056. The cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children, and the deadline to get a ticket is Monday.

Comments

grumpy

How does showing a state issued picture ID before voting the equivalent to being drafted and going to Vietnam? It seems to be quite a stretch to make that an equivalent. I know the history of civil rights, and trying to equate that to having to show a picture ID given to you by the state before voting is belittling what happened in the 60's to the civil rights activists and marchers. I would not consider disrespecting those who went through all they did, to try to say showing a state issued picture ID you are given, is near what happened to the civil rights crusaders.

Hope you have a nice evening. See ya tomorrow.

kURTje

Paul Strand/ Native Land. Grump believe it or not, my uncle was there with the "Freedom Riders"/CIA.

grumpy

You didn't answer about how showing a state issued ID that you are given is the equivalent to some civil rights crusaders being killed, jailed, beaten, or just abused? To me it is disrespecting to them and their memory to attempt to do so.

Glad to hear you uncle was one who helped back nearly 50 years ago, before you probably were born. What is has to do with voting rights now, I don't quite understand.

kURTje

Pretty e-z stuff. Treat others how you would like to be treated. Conversely hurt bad people/USMC.

grumpy

How is trying to make equivelant the killing, beating, or just abusing of the civil rights crusaders, to showing a state issued picture ID when voting not disrespecting those folks? You walk all around that. Everyone who votes has to show their ID, not just those you don't like. All voters are treated the same, per the Constitution, you know the thing that Marines, and every other branch of the military are sworn to uphold.

44846GWP

This blog proves the need is still there for the NAACP.

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