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Ann Coulter@Xavier U/9-06-07 an Update | September 3, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2007

Contact: Bo Shuff, Equality Ohio (614.224.0400 or bo@equalityohio.org)

Over $25,000 raised for Xavier University progressives;
“Thank You Ann” rally and celebration Thursday

Cincinnati, OH – A coalition waged a “Thank Ann Coulter” campaign to raise money – over $25,000 to date – for Xavier University progressive student groups working for the causes Coulter regularly bashes. Equality Ohio, ProgressOhio, People for the American Way, and other sponsoring partners announced the latest total today after a month long effort.

Checks will be presented to student groups at Xavier this Thursday, September 6, 2007 at a celebratory rally on the Xavier Greenspace at 7:00 p.m. That is about the same time Coulter is due to speak at the Cintas Center on the opposite side of campus.

“She has every right to speak her mind, even if it is divisive and hurtful rhetoric,” said Bo Shuff, Director of Education and Public Policy for Equality Ohio. “This campaign was designed to give Xavier’s students who promote diversity, inclusion and tolerance the resources they need for dynamic programming over the upcoming year.”

Ann Coulter typically is paid between $20,000 and $30,000 for her appearances. That works out to about $5 for every Xavier student. Most contributions for the “Counter Ann Coulter” Campaign have been just $5-$10. The $25,000 raised will be donated to student groups like the Xavier Alliance, the Xavier Women’s Center, and the Black Student Association, among others.

“Xavier is a diverse and welcoming campus,” added Patrick McNearney, President of the Xavier Alliance. “This support will help us create programs and events that celebrate that part of Xavier. We are so excited to be a part of this effort.”

On Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. students, supporters, and sponsoring organizations will gather on the Xavier Greenspace for a celebratory rally and an announcement of the final total raised. Final speakers and entertainment details are being finalized.

“When someone like Ann Coulter brings a message of division to Ohio, we want to empower people to look for the common good in all of us,” said Brian Rothenberg, Executive Director of ProgressOhio. “The last time I checked, you can’t fight fire with fire; you fight fire with water.”

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ProgressOhio link: http://counteranncoulter.blogspot.com/

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