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blue-wave

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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)

It’s time to restore full power to the Voting Rights Act

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 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/



And Remember:

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
Democratic elected officials need to fight for our vote and our right to vote yurbud Jun 2017 #3

yurbud

(39,405 posts)
3. Democratic elected officials need to fight for our vote and our right to vote
Sun Jun 25, 2017, 09:19 PM
Jun 2017

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.

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