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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

sunnubian ·
Many of the states that have these laws against "felons" voting, it is often only while they are serving time or are on probation or parole . Many people with felony convictions do not know that once they are no longer incarcerated and no long on probation or parole, they can vote just like anyone else. I will give you that, if you violate the law, you give up most privileges, including the right to vote, but once you have paid your debt to society your privileges should be reinstated, and...
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Many of the states that have these laws against "felons" voting, it is often only while they are serving time or are on probation or parole . Many people with felony convictions do not know that once they are no longer incarcerated and no long on probation or parole, they can vote just like anyone else. I will give you that, if you violate the law, you give up most privileges, including the right to vote, but once you have paid your debt to society your...
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Re: Black American Agenda: Crucial Voting Issues

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda 1 BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION By Jeff Mays Full Story » The word science is not mentioned in the entire article. Technology is mentioned once. Reading 1,000 books by 1st grade seems kind of strange to me. I wonder what books a 1st grader would get that much from that it would be worth reading 1,000 of. Computers in cars are mentioned but but having worked for IBM I have seen that computer software can be written such that the...
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Re: The Black Caucus “Left” Wing Crumbles Before Obama’s War Machine

Norland ·
When everybody on the planet kills everybody on the planet, the crickets will be able to chirp in peace, hopefully. All of humanity has become nothing but a Lean, Mean, Killing Machine. We're unable to live amongst each other as human beings now. When we're all dead, I really don't know what the hell that's going to solve. All these billions of tons of killing weapons are just going to rust away, showing that all of this fighting just ended life on earth and that's all it did. Just goes to...
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Re: Petition to Congress: Pass The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

Norland ·
The Africans and the Europeans go outside everyday to play. They all congregate on the playground. The Africans always ask "Can we play with you?" The Europeans answer: "No, not today, maybe tomorrow." Of course, tomorrow NEVER comes.
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Re: Sign the petition to support weekend voting

Momentum ·
That is not the reason voting turnout is low, it's because voting did not matter, rank and file Americans know they are being pandered to, lied to and then in no way shape or form being represented. But I always vote, I have such little influence but I'll be damned if I don't vote and use the little power I have. People need something to vote for and someone they can trust. I think Obama ruined any hope that someone like that in the presidential arena actually exists. He made us believe in...
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Re: Sign the petition to support weekend voting

sunnubian ·
Link is inserted now. At least this is a start. In my personal opinion, it shouldn't be just one day or even just one weekend. I think voters should have an entire week and that the voting polls should be open from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight on those days .
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Re: Democratic Monopoly on Black Voters May Be Evaporating, As Seismic Political Shift Is Predicted

Norland ·
500 years of all this hatred bullshit has to eventually take a toll on someone or another. If none of us vote, there WILL be a YT in the Whites' House, and we'll still be beggin' and pleadin' like we've always been beggin' and pleadin' and the ignorin' will continue. The bullets will continue to fly. Someone could make a mint making bullet-proof clothing from head to toe for Africans in America. Only requirement: Make 'em stylish.
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Re: Democratic Monopoly on Black Voters May Be Evaporating, As Seismic Political Shift Is Predicted

DennisKalita ·
All KKK are GOP. Mediocre liberals, yes , but why vote for the Nazis-in-waiting GOP? Vernon Jordan said when LBJ signed off on the Voting Act he did so knowing that the Democrats would lose the South. GOP is opposite. That’s when George Wallace got southern whites to switch to the GOP. Now, GOP is drumming up racist hate again “the browns”. Uncle Ruckus, the GOP would be dead without its racism platform. Seriously believe this? Then vote GOP.
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Re: Democratic Monopoly on Black Voters May Be Evaporating, As Seismic Political Shift Is Predicted

Norland ·
Dr. Ben thinks these ex-cave men dwellers like his black ass. Doctor or no doctor, he'll find out the real deal soon enough. And then again, maybe he'll NEVER find out. There are heaps in the same category as he. I digress. Ole Uncle Tom was a merry ole soul, a merry ole soul was he!!!!!
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Re: Democratic Monopoly on Black Voters May Be Evaporating, As Seismic Political Shift Is Predicted

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: All KKK are GOP. Mediocre liberals, yes , but why vote for the Nazis-in-waiting GOP? Vernon Jordan said when LBJ signed off on the Voting Act he did so knowing that the Democrats would lose the South. GOP is opposite. That’s when George Wallace got southern whites to switch to the GOP. Now, GOP is drumming up racist hate again “the browns”. Uncle Ruckus, the GOP would be dead without its racism platform. Seriously believe this? Then vote GOP. Yes Obama Care...
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Re: Democratic Monopoly on Black Voters May Be Evaporating, As Seismic Political Shift Is Predicted

Norland ·
He should to be content when he performed those brain surgeries, parents were well off enough to pay his black ass. God, damn near everyone breathing all over the world is at various levels of Off the Heazy. No sane folks anywhere. I wonder how the Syrian refugees are doing today. Some old camera woman was tripping and kicking folks over there a day or so ago. Old bullying asshole. Lost her job. Folks hurting folks all over the planet, non stop. It's obvious no one reads anymore; too busy...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Report Card for 2015, the 114th Congress

Norland ·
Negroes well dressed, making money, the white man way. Other than Charlie Rangel, I have no idea who these black people are, nor what they do. Has our situation improved because of them? Can they deal with the Sandra Bland case?? What exactly is it that they do, except take up space and look "black"?
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Report Card for 2015, the 114th Congress

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: Negroes well dressed, making money, the white man way. Other than Charlie Rangel, I have no idea who these black people are, nor what they do. Has our situation improved because of them? Can they deal with the Sandra Bland case?? What exactly is it that they do, except take up space and look "black"? Norland, you are crazy [ "What else can they do except take up space and look "black"? ].
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Report Card for 2015, the 114th Congress

Fabulous ·
None of the CBC members voted against the amendment, but eight failed to vote, which should be considered a deliberate attempt to avoid confronting the privatization of education in inner cities . ******* Wow! just SMH
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Report Card for 2015, the 114th Congress

Norland ·
I wish I had one dollar for every time I've heard I'm crazy, I'd be as rich as Trumpet. I wear my craziness with pride. Being born along side these assholes had lots to do with it, working with them placed the top onto the pot. Came here when the bombs were dropping on Japan and I'm still with them, that explains it alllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm the ONLY ONE HERE that remembers hearing on the radio the death of FDR on April 12, 1945 as my little ass was going to a birthday party. All we had...
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Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities

sunnubian ·
Star Organizer Joins Obama’s “Operation Vote” To Rally Minorities Written by NewsOne Staff on November 3, 2011 10:37 am With President Obama one year away from either being re-elected or voted out of office, he’s decided to appoint one of his star organizers to head up his “Operation Vote” campaign targeted towards rallying minority voting. Michael Blake, who became a star in Obama’s 2008 campaign, landed a job with the White House as their African American Outreach coordinator. But Blake...
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Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

sunnubian ·
Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere By theGrio 10:35 AM on 11/07/2011 READ MORE: Obama , Strategy , Cash , Campaign , National COMMENT NOW President Obama on the fundraising circuit in West Hollywood. His advisors expect he'll have enough cash for the 2012 campaign that he won't have to concede any states for lack of money. (Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / November 6, 2011) From the Los Angeles Times : Reporting from Washington-- His approval ratings are down and the...
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5 Reality Checks on New Voting Laws

sunnubian ·
5 Reality Checks on New Voting LawsNovember 7, 2011 at 6:58 PMNews outlets have been sounding the alarm for months about the potential for new voting laws, passed by Republican state legislatures, to disenfranchise voters. From rules to restrict early...
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The Dangerous Side Effects of Voting Republican

sunnubian ·
Cartoons , Elections , Video WATCH: The Dangerous Side Effects of Voting Republican [Saunders Cartoon] —By Zina Saunders | Tue Jan. 3, 2012 2:23 PM PST Editors' note : Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week's animation, just in time for the Iowa caucuses, she details the dangerous side effects of voting Republican. The animation, as always, was written, animated and acted by Zina Saunders,...
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How African Americans Have Become A Permanent Minority In South Carolina

sunnubian ·
(Actually these tactics have been consistently used since the 70's, in EVERY STATE, but especially in any areas with large Black and/or minority populations, but also in parts of the country that don't have large Black/and/or minority populations merely to keep those minorities disenfranchised from and/or powerless in America's political processes and outcomes.) i.e., It's not ONLY South Carolina.) (See "Gerrymandering") Need to Know, January 20, 2012: Voting, power and South Carolina...
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Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too Civil rights leaders in South Carolina have long been bothered by the far right wing stances taken by Republican Governor Nikki Haley, so much so that they are now reminding Haley that she too is a minority. Haley’s support of a stricter voter I.D. laws is just the most recent of what civil right leaders consider a new right wing offensive aimed at eroding the voting rights of minorities. Although Haley’s parents were...
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Bill will make it legal to indefinitely imprison people anywhere in the world without charging them or trying them, even American Citizens!!!

sunnubian ·
http://www.aclu.org/ Dear , Tell your senators to respect the Constitution and say NO to indefinite detention without charge or trial. The Senate is about to vote on an amendment that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans, and your senators need to hear from you now . Either tonight or tomorrow, there will be a vote on whether Congress will give this president — and every future president — the power to order the military to indefinitely imprison people anywhere in the world...
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In Congo, a Vote Followed by Two More Weeks of Tension

sunnubian ·
WORLD -- November 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM EDTIn Congo, a Vote Followed by Two More Weeks of TensionBY: LARISA EPATKO  View a slide show of Congo's Election Day.Millions of Congolese went to the polls Monday to vote on a new...
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American Voices: Gustavo Arellano on the 2012 Latino vote

sunnubian ·
American Voices: Gustavo Arellano on the 2012 Latino vote By Gustavo Arellano November 23, 2011 My family and I should be the ideal voters for the Republican party. We don’t like big government, and stress personal responsibility over government handouts. I’m disillusioned with President Obama, and my parents don’t like the social liberalism of the Democrats. But best of all, we’re Latinos: christened last decade as the nation’s large minority, with muchos of us in swing states. But guess...
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Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012

sunnubian ·
 Young, Black and VotingYour Take: Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012.By: Peter Levine | Posted: December 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty ImagesIn 2008 young...
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Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back” Written by Rev. Al Sharpton on November 4, 2011 5:32 pm Click for More Next Post It’s high time we, the majority, take our country back: When certain individuals began chanting their mantra of ‘take our country back’, the rest of us hoped that it wasn’t a subliminal message to strip away this nation’s advancements and take us back to some sort of Jim Crow era. But in such a short span of time in office, many conservative elected officials have...
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The Black Caucus “Left” Wing Crumbles Before Obama’s War Machine

sunnubian ·
Black Agenda Report Home The Black Caucus “Left” Wing Crumbles Before Obama’s War Machine Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:14 Printer-friendly version The Black Caucus “Left” Wing Crumbles Before Obama’s War Machine A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford “Obama was asking for a do-over to fix his previous policies in Syria.” The ever-shrinking “left” wing of the Congressional Black Caucus crumbled last week, an early casualty of the new phase of President Obama’s...
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Petition to Congress: Pass The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

sunnubian ·
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives Pass The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 Petition by Long Distance Voter Recently one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation that Congress has ever passed was gutted: The Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court removed a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of voter discrimination get federal approval before making voting changes like moving polling places or redistricting. Within months of the...
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Only Property Owners Should Vote Says Fla. Congressman

sunnubian ·
Only Property Owners Should Vote Says Fla. Congressman by Brentin Mock , Wednesday, May 21 2014, 4:30 PM EST Rep. Yoho poses with some of his constituents . Photo: Facebook/Rep. Ted Yoho by Brentin Mock ShareThis | Print | Comment ( 2 ) Wednesday, May 21 2014, 4:30 PM EST Republicans have been bluffing lately about helping restore voting rights in the U.S. One of their party members in Florida may have given us a taste of why. Video of Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, a Tea Party favorite, shows...
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Rock The Vote Presents: #TURNOUTFORWHAT

sunnubian ·
  Rock The Vote Presents: #TURNOUTFORWHAT  
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Why older Latinos matter in election

EbonyRose ·
Why older Latinos matter in election By Jeff Cruz, Special to CNNupdated 10:14 AM EDT, Thu May 31, 2012 Editor's note: Jeff Cruz is the executive director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement, a coalition that seeks to educate and mobilize the...
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D’Angelo and the Challenge of Black Men Maintaining Their IDs | The Nation

sunnubian ·
Blogs » Voting Rights Watch 2012 » D’Angelo and the Challenge of Black Men Maintaining Their IDs D’Angelo and the Challenge of Black Men Maintaining Their IDs | The Nation Voting Rights Watch 2012 RSS Feed In-depth coverage of voter suppression efforts nationwide, in partnership with Colorlines.com. Text Size A | A | A D’Angelo and the Challenge of Black Men Maintaining Their IDs Brentin Mock <abbr class="published" title="2012-05-25T10:19:48-14400">on May 25, 2012 - 10:19 AM...
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'True the Vote' Still Out to Screw the Vote

sunnubian ·
'True the Vote' Still Out to Screw the Vote Brentin Mock <abbr class="published" title="2012-05-01T11:37:31-14400">on May 1, 2012 - 11:37 AM ET</abbr> Just two weeks ago a Rasmussen poll showed that 64 percent of Americans believe voter fraud exists. That poll was a major hit with the folks at the pro–voter ID True the Vote conference held over the weekend in Houston. No less than three speakers mentioned it to the crowd of roughly 200 attendees. According to conference host and...
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WTF? This Ex-Congressman Was Denied The Right To Vote

sunnubian ·
WTF? This Ex-Congressman Was Denied The Right To VotePosted on June 22, 2012 by JebShare this now! Are you next?    Found on the YouTube channel of Steelworkers. Originally submitted by volunteer editor Kenneth H. 
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ANALYSIS: First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies the Troops

EbonyRose ·
ANALYSIS: First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies the Troops Michael Cottman Senior Writer, Blackamericaweb.com First Lady Michelle Obama made history Thursday when she took her fiery, campaign-style message of civil rights activism directly to the black church nearly four months before the November presidential election. “Much like they did 50 years ago, or 150 years ago, our laws still shape so many aspects of our lives: Whether folks are paying their fair share of taxes, or not; whether we...
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Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Common Dreams Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"by Paul Buchheit There are more than five, of course, and voting Democrat may not be much of an improvement, but attaching these adjectives...
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Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

sunnubian ·
Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting Voting Rights Watch 2012 <abbr class="published" title="2012-08-22T16:40:19-14400">on August 22, 2012 - 4:40 PM ET</abbr> Florida has dominated voting rights news for its attempts to restrict registration and early voting , for its questionable voter purge , for the local elections officials who’ve opposed such measures, and for the flurry of lawsuits that have followed. But what most of us haven’t heard about is the issue of absentee...
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Think You Have the Right to Vote? Think Again.

sunnubian ·
Think You Have the Right to Vote? Think Again. March 30, 2012 by Bill Moyers President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 1965. (AP Photo) When President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I was there. To this day I remember the electricity in the room — the thrill that everyone at the ceremony shared as the descendants of slaves finally gained the political agency that should have been their birthright. The Act said...
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Voting Rights Watch 2012

sunnubian ·
Voting Rights Watch 2012 RSS Feed Tracking the assault on democracy, in partnership with Colorlines.com. Time to Undo ALEC's Damage Brentin Mock <abbr class="published" title="2012-04-17T13:38:38-14400">on April 17, 2012 - 1:38 PM ET</abbr> No longer able to defend themselves on Voter ID and “Kill at Will” legislation they helped popularize—as much as they tried—the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is finally dropping both from their agenda, announcing today that they...
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2012 Summary of Voting Law Changes

sunnubian ·
Brennan Center » 2012 Summary of Voting Law Changes ANALYSIS – 04/05/12 The Brennan Center's Voting Law Changes in 2012 report analyzed how a series of laws imposing new restrictions on who can vote and how could significantly change the electoral landscape. As states continue to introduce and consider new restrictive measures, we will be updating the summary below and this detailed compilation of potentially restrictive laws related to voting that were proposed nationwide in the 2011 and...
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Black Political Operative on Trial for Allegedly Suppressing Black Voters

sunnubian ·
Black Political Operative on Trial for Allegedly Suppressing Black Voters Julius Henson says it’s payback for working for a Republican. By Joyce Jones Posted: 05/01/2012 08:37 AM EDT Filed Under Barack Obama , President Barack Obama , Voting Rights , President Obama , Voter Suppression , Politics News , 2012 Election Julius Henson , a longtime Baltimore political strategist, is on trial this week, facing charges that he used robo-calls to discourage Black voter turnout in Maryland’s 2010...
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48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

sunnubian ·
48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting. They are formerly incarcerated individuals who have completed their sentences. But they’re also husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, business owners and vital members of communities all over the country. Our billboard campaign will shine a light on the continued injustice of denying them the right to vote. <form action="http://www.naacp.org/page/s/restore-their-rights-to-vote" class="labelize" id="billboard-signup"...
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Black American Agenda: Crucial Voting Issues

sunnubian ·
In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda 9 BlackAmericanAgenda For DISCRIMINATION By Jeff Mays Full Story » In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda BlackAmericanAgenda for HEALTH By Jeff Mays Full Story » In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda 14 BlackAmericanAgenda For PROSPERITY By Jeff Mays Full Story » In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda 1 BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION By Jeff Mays Full Story » In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda 1 BlackAmericanAgenda for CRIME and VIOLENCE By Jeff Mays Full Story » In Depth BlackAmericanAgenda...
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HERE WE GO AGAIN?

sunnubian ·
Remember when George W. Bush "won" the election, and it was found out that George W. Bush owned stock in the voting machines?  And, now here comes Bain Capital-Mitt Romney . . .     
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Why the Voting Rights Act is as important today as it was in 1965

sunnubian ·
************************************************************************************ via The NAACP: Here's what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had to say recently when discussing the wide margin with which the Voting Rights Act has been reenacted in both the Senate and the House of Representatives: "Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called...
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Speak out against the latest attempt by the Right to fix elections and drown out the voice of voters!

sunnubian ·
Make Sure Every Vote Counts!Republican Lawmakers, The recent proposals by some lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and elsewhere to apportion electoral votes in presidential elections based on congressional district rather than...
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The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote

EbonyRose ·
The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote Posted: 07/13/2012 5:56 pm by Marian Wright Edelman “The first fact that we need to understand is that America has a longer history of disenfranchisement than it does of enfranchisement. What do I mean by that? At the time of the American Revolution when America was finding its footing, more than two-thirds of the people who resided in the colonies couldn't vote. You had to be white, you had to be male, you had to have property, and you...
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Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
"I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy."-- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett      Dear Nation Friend:If Mike Bennett has...
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