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Proliferation of Voter Suppression

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“As the 2016 presidential Election Day looms, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) delivered a special message focusing on protecting Black progress at the ballot box.

“During this week’s CBC Message to America, Rep. Cummings said there are “blatant attempts” being made to deny African Americans the right to vote.

“Reminding viewers of the sacrifices made to secure voting rights for all in America, Cummings said, “The right to vote is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. It ensures that we each have a voice in this democracy.”

“In 2013, the Supreme Court rolled back key protections of the Voting Rights Act in the Shelby County v. Holder case. This landmark ruling removed one of the most effective tools the federal government has used to prevent states from passing laws that could disenfranchise African-Americans.

““It should come as no surprise that Republican-controlled state governments nationwide saw this as their opportunity to pass some of the most egregious voter suppression legislation since Jim Crow,” said Cummings.”

NewsOne Staff, brought to you by Congressional Black Caucus, http://www.chicagodefender.com/2016/10/04

 

National Civil Rights Organizations Ramp Up Election Protection 2016 To Protect Voting Rights

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has a hotline to help voters nationwide to overcome the barriers between them and the ballot box.

Go to 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

A bilingual hotline: 888-839-8682

An Asian-language hotline: 888-274-8683, leave a message and a volunteer will return your call.  Source: Black Politics on The Web.

Peace and Love.

Minnie E. Miller, writer

minniemiller247@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Author: Minnie E. Miller

Author and Mz Minerva Publishing--Minnie Estelle Miller founder. I have spent years in politics in Chicago as a 20-something, wide eyed lady. And later in Los Angeles, San Francisco and finally back to Chicago. As a retiree, my days are filled with creative writing and posting on writing groups. I am still working on my memoir, don't go on Facebook or other social media. I truly believe that social media as we know it today is going to implode one day in the future. My WordPress acct. is https://msminerva.wordpress.com email is minniemiller247@gmail.com

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