The following is the 'whereas' section of the Voting Rights Act petition by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.
PETITION TO SUPPORT REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
Whereas, 1965 Voting Rights Act is one of the nation's most important civil and human rights victories leading to political empowerment and voter enfranchisement;
Whereas, key provisions of the Voting Rights Act will expire in August 2007 unless Congress acts to reauthorize them;
Whereas, efforts to make the provisions of the Act "permanent" or "nationwide" will make it vulnerable to challenge by those who want to dilute or eliminate the Voting Rights Act.
I can't see why any petition would include reasons for NOT doing something.
There is a name I am sorely tempted to use.
I will settle for The DeGruy-Leary Effect.
What do you think?