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Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:25 PM Jun 2017
In A Democracy, No One Should Ever Question This Basic Right
Last edited Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:59 PM - Edit history (1)Its time to restore full power to the Voting Rights Act
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, a devastating ruling that immobilized a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) that was one of the most effective tools for protecting voters and strengthening our political process.
As a result, far too many state and local jurisdictions have unabashedly considered and passed racially discriminatory voting laws; wasted millions of dollars defending them; and cost millions of disproportionately black and Latino Americans their most basic right in our democracy: The right to vote.
Full Article: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/339404-its-time-to-restore-full-power-to-the-voting-rights-act
And the wolves are circling still:
John Roberts Gutted the Voting Rights Act. Jeff Sessions is Poised to Finish It Off.
Advocates consider how much worse it can get.
Full Article: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/voting-rights-act-whats-to-come-jeff-sessions-trump/
Welcome to the First Presidential Election Since Voting Rights Act Gutted
America will vote for president in a country where it's easier to buy a gun than vote in many states
Full Article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/welcome-to-the-first-presidential-election-since-voting-rights-act-gutted-20160623
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In A Democracy, No One Should Ever Question This Basic Right (Original Post) blue-wave Jun 2017 OP
Good post. Thank you. nt ladjf Jun 2017 #1
This is not a democracy..it is an oligarchy. pbmus Jun 2017 #2
And soon to be a Dictatorship Doug the Dem Jun 2017 #4
3. Democratic elected officials need to fight for our vote and our right to vote
Sun Jun 25, 2017, 09:19 PM
this election is the first one they lost that I can remember party leaders talking long and loud about rigging.
I wonder why they didn't care that much when Russia wasn't in the equation.