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01.11.2019 Diaspora (USA)

EC’s ROPAA Committee to Visit GLAs in the USA

By Dr. Kofi A. Boateng (Kofi ROPAA)
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At 7:00 pm on Saturday November 2, 2019, New York City-based Progressive Alliance Movement (PAM) will host its first Justice K. Yeboah ROPAA Forum in the Bronx, NY. PAM will welcome members of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) ROPAA Committee from Ghana. The Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) is a law that Ghana’s Parliament passed in 2006. The EC has not implemented ROPAA to permit Ghanaians Living Abroad (GLAs) to vote. In December 2017, Judge Anthony K. Yeboah ruled in a landmark case brought by PAM against the EC that the EC has been negligent and discriminatory and should register GLAs to vote starting with the coming 2020 elections. The ROPAA Committee has toured all regions of Ghana, visited Senegal, and now is ready to visit GLAs in the USA in four meetings from Saturday November 2, 2019 to Tuesday November 5, 2019.

The Honorable Justice Yeboah died on October 4, 2019. PAM is dedicating the series of meetings to his memory. Please participate in any of the following important sessions:

NY Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00 pm Ghana United Methodist Church 615 Reiss Place, Bronx, NY 10467 Contact: Dr. Kofi Boateng (914) 907-0633 Catherine Cudjoe (718) 708-1086 (Subway- # 2 to Pelham Pkwy)
MA Sunday November 3, 2019 5:00 pm ICGC Holy Ghost Chapel 52 Harlem St, Worcester, MA 01610 Contact: Caleb – 508-663-8341
OH Sunday November 3, 2019 6:00 pm Ramseyer Presbyterian Church 3228 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224 Contact: GhanaPicOhio (614) 216-0311
VA Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 1400 G Street, Woodbridge, VA 22554 Contact: Dr. Nkrumah (703) 342-7886

Call-In Numbers (for NY event): US/CAN (605) 313-6037 (code 772521 for all)

France (01 80 14 00 57); Germany (0221 98203418; Italy 06 4520 0641; Nigeria (01 227 9417)

S. Africa (087 825 0111); Sweden (031 781 06 23); UK 0330 088 1937; UAE (600 521278)

The notice is very short, we accept. The wait has been very long, you agree. Do your part to sacrifice a few hours for your right to influence the direction of your country beginning in 2020. Remember that Dr. Martin Luther King and company were hosed down, bitten by dogs, and imprisoned because they were fighting for the right of African Americans to vote. All you have to do is get the word out and show up. Freedom is not free.

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