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YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 29 will be “The Past Is Truly Not Past: Protecting the right to vote in Ohio.”

Yellow Springs resident, Ellis Jacobs, will discuss the struggle to preserve voters’ rights in Ohio. In 2004 he started the Miami Valley Voter Protection Coalition, an ongoing coalition of community, civil rights, and good government groups in Montgomery, Greene and Clark Counties that monitors elections, works with boards of elections, and advocates on behalf of voters. He has testified in front of the Ohio legislature against bills that would make it harder to vote and has worked on litigation to protect the right to vote. Jacobs has practiced law for 30 years and is now a senior attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) in Dayton. ABLE is a public interest law firm that serves low income clients in 32 Ohio counties. All are welcome to attend.

Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning at 10 a.m.

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