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artislife

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Thanks to the swarm. I hope your echo chamber is shocked when reality strikes.

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Gerrymandering not working well enough

So they decided to do this.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/10/alabama_to_close_31_sattelite_dmv_offices_in_counties_where_75_percent_of.html

Ala. to Close 31 Satellite DMV Offices in Counties Where 75 Percent of Voters Are Black

labama requires a photo ID to vote.

This week Alabama decided to announce that it would stop issuing driver's licenses in certain counties because of budget cuts. Those counties happen to contain the highest percentage of nonwhite voters, an AL.com columnist has pointed out.


According to the report, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced (pdf) Wednesday that 31 satellite state Motor Vehicle Division offices would no longer have access to driver's license examiners as a result of the cuts, meaning that residents will have to travel to other counties in order to take care of their licensing needs.

AL.com's John Archibald was quick to notice that this new change, coming one year after the voter photo-ID law took effect, does not appear to be a coincidence. He is calling for the Department of Justice to open an investigation, the site notes.

So we agree Gerrymandering is a real problem to accurate voting

I shared this on a post for another poster but thought the larger DU population would like to do or read more about what is being done/what is trying to be done/ what hopes to accomplish.

Anyway,

http://independentlines.org/ their motto is "Reducing the Impact of Partisan Politics"

Here is just one article on their home page


LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OHIO SHOWS HOW GERRYMANDERING TOOK THE ‘SWING’ OUT OF SWING STATE


Also, the Democratic Governors Association is doing what it can to link this issue to the Democratic nominee in the General Elections. I linked a NY times article to another post, but here I will link to their page so you can join if you wish.

http://democraticgovernors.org/dga-launches-2020-redistricting-initiative/#~ppBjD8596mqGZr

Why didn't he mention h if he had the chance?

Oh, for the love and basketball, The old boycould do the right thing if he thought she's gotta have it. Let's face it he's an inside man and maybe the best man to judge some crooklyn candidate. He could get on the bus for h and be part of lumiere and company 4 little girls and even girl 6 and make 'em happy.

But maybe he's heard tales from the hood, college kids in a school daze over tuition and thinks Malcolm X wasn't a freak to be wary of so called friends.

If you are going to have the blues, why not have mo better blues and don't get bamboozeled at 3 am or even in the 25th hour.

Maybe he wants to live in a sucker free city. Maybe he's hearing more and more about what Bernie has been saying and doing and checking it out for himself. He's independent like that.

You know you are a Facebook Liberal when

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/bernie-or-hillary-you-know-youre-a-facebook-liberal-when_b_8175094.html

You know you're a "Facebook Liberal," or a "Twitter Liberal," or a "Social Media Progressive" in 2016 when you enjoy spreading memes on Facebook and other social media platforms about the evils of the GOP.

Against gay marriage?

Hell no, that's for archaic Republicans and backward conservatives.

Is Dick Cheney a good guy?

Ummm... he's the embodiment of evil. And yes, you'll debate anyone on Twitter about how Bush's Iraq War destroyed the Middle East.

What about fossil fuels?

It's the Devil, and yes, Keystone XL is a bad idea.

Unions?

Damn straight unions, they're the backbone of this country along with these people, and crazy free trade deals hurt American workers.

Wall Street greed?

Hurting the country, and those damn Republicans are in bed with Wall Street.

Democratic donors urge Joe Biden to challenge Hillary Clinton

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-hillary-clinton_55fc5c70e4b0fde8b0ce25bb


Whatever else, when you have people of your own party trying to draft not one, (Warren) but two people to run against you, they just might not be that into you.

Oh no...Jorge Ramos is talking to Symon Sanders

This might lead to my people hearing about Bernie Sanders.

What? Yes, surprisingly Latinos also want to know more about Black Lives Matter. We care for our fellow humans.

http://fusion.net/video/197462/this-is-why-bernie-sanders-is-on-the-right-side-of-the-black-lives-matter-movement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=JR

Repercussions from the speech at LU

https://www.facebook.com/donnie.rodriguez1/videos/1083843851627655/

This is what we are talking about. People forgetting their label and listening, really listening. There is a knowing when you quiet yourself and allow.

American Journey for Justice ends in San Diego

http://reportingsandiego.com/2015/09/17/american-journey-for-justice-ends-in-san-diego/

Dr. Willie Blair
Sep 17, 2015 (San Diego) They came, elected officials, African American Leaders, Labor, the public. They came to march from San Diego’s Golden Hall, to the County Administration Building. It was a short march, but it was the end a series of marches that have been happening throughout the year.
The marches included an 860 mile march from Selma Alabama, to Washington DC. It was meant to emphasize that “Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, and Our Schools Matter.” The National Association of Colored People (NAACP) organized these marches.
Before the march Reporting San Diego had the chance to speak with Andre J Branch Ph.D., and President of the local San Diego Chapter. He told us, “we want elected officials at all levels of government to know that we matter.”
We asked Branch about the cases under the 182.5, which snared among others Aaron Harvey and Brandon Duncan. Branch told Reporting San Diego, “we believe that that law is an unjust law; and our legal interest in the NAACP is working to oppose that law, we want it abolished altogether.".


Fantastic article about the American Journey of Justice and its conclusion in San Diego

We cannot be afraid of invisible people who may or may not

be reading here. That is a cop out.

These invisible readers can read the debates of the posts and if they find it difficult, perhaps they will come around to being mentally curious. If not, why will we worry? They will do or not do. They will vote or not vote. If debating and discussing were futile, there would be no sermons in churches, no opinion pieces in newspapers and no essay questions on exams.


People need to question everything and awaken out this slumber.

But they are posting their displeasure

I have read it. Just link to the post or write in reply in agreement. It is the ownership factor, that is rubbing other members of the AA community wrong.I am actually trying to mediate for you because you are a good person but you are losing any effect you wish to make. It isn't about how you feel about West, or how some Blacks feel about West, it is about you speaking authoritatively that we all should feel the same way or shamed and to denounce it. And to stop him from being with Sanders.

Personally, I had a hard time responding to minorities and listening to their thoughts on BLM only to find out they were not minorities. It felt ---disingenuous. Dishonest. Speak from your own narrative.

Do this:
I don't like West. I don't like how hurt many members of the Black community were sucker punched when West went off on President...PRESIDENT Obama and created a new talking point. I have a mixed family and the effects of racism on my family members is constant, unrelenting and those who do it, don't need someone to help them do it more. I would love to see Sanders with someone else. Am I speaking out of turn or are their members of the community that agree with me? How does this impact you?

Instead of :
What you are doing.


Because when people speak their Truth and not what they think is someone else's Truth, it cannot be wrong. But when you start to be the spokesperson for a group and the entire group hasn't elected you, expect push back. From everyone.


TO CLARIFY: I am on the fence about West. I didn't think President Obama needed a kick in the ass so soon and so harshly. But I respect that my opinion is not the ONLY opinion. I can love some of the richness West has brought into our collective consciousness. I can be less than pleased about other...things.
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