Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ohio has lost one of its greatest citizens; the world one of its greatest people, RIP Susan Truitt

On September 16, 2014, Susan Truitt passed away at the young age of 56, finally succumbing in her long struggle with breast cancer.

I have no words to say what a special person she was.

I knew her from her being the sparkplug who ignited the firestorm after the Ohio election fraud of 2004, culminating in the historic January 6, 2005, Joint Session of Congress.

Her passionate testimony in December, 2004, about irregularities and fraud in the Ohio election before the House Judiciary Committee Democrats, led by Congressman John Conyers, helped form the basis of the Conyers Report, which was the trigger for the Joint Session.

I participated and marched with her at the rallies on January 6, 2005, in Washington DC, and watched the Joint Session with her, on TV from Senator Barbara Boxer's office, Senator Boxer being the Senator whose solitary Senate vote forced the Joint Session to take place.

Without Susan, the movement would not have had the spirit and perseverance that it had.

Her courage, energy, devotion, warmth, spirit, and goodness are beyond my words to describe.

The world is a lesser place without her in it.

And she left it way too soon.

Here is a link to a December, 2004, congressional forum in Washington DC; Susan
is the young lady wearing the blue suit. She makes a statement at about 1 hr 15 minutes of the video.
http://www.c-span.org/video/?184728-1/voting-irregularities-ohio

Here is a link to the December 13, 2004, testimony of Susan before the Conyers Committee,
also at about 1 hr 15 minutes of the video:
 https://archive.org/details/election2004


Here are links to Susan's

-obituary in the Columbus Dispatch
-Facebook page
-Twitter page





2 comments:

  1. Mr. Beckerman,
    I'm a long time member of CASE and I think I found the video of Susan testifying before a forum chaired by Rep Conyers. Susan's part is oddly also at 1:15 is this video found on archive.org posted by one, Joe Knapp labelled "U.S. Congressional forum in Columbus, Ohio Dec. 13, 2004". Here it is:

    https://archive.org/details/election2004

    If copy and paste doesn't work,it can be found by going to archive.org and manually searching for the title above.

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