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thomhartmann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 02:57 PM
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Thom Hartmann: NAACP Warns - Black Americans Could Lose Right to Vote
 
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Hilary Shelton, NAACP joins Thom Hartmann. With the next election less than a year away - it's minority voters who are screwed. Over the last year - we've seen Republicans in state after state pass radical new voting rights laws - that according to the Brennan Center for Justice could disenfranchise as many as 5 million eligible voters. And it's minorities who could be hit the worst - as new photo ID requirements - restrictions against early voting - and disenfranchisement among convicted felons - adversely effect minority communities across the country But now - the NAACP is fighting back. This week - the organization is presenting evidence ot the UN High Commissioner on human rights - arguing that there is a concerted effort underway in America to deny minorities their right to vote. In addition - next year - the NAACP will send a delegation of legal experts to Geneva to call on the UN human rights council to take a stand against the right-wing war on voting in America.

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:03 PM
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1. It is a good idea to talk to the UN.
But what can we do? President Obama needs to speak out. That is one thing. He can call on citizens to contact their legislators.

Otherwise, each of these state laws will have to go before the Supreme Court, even though we pretty much know they are unConstitutional. They are a form of poll tax. But challenging each law is time consuming and expensive. That is what the repiggies want.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:39 PM
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4. They Also Know the Supreme Court Will Back Them Up
Of course they're unconstitutional, but don't expect this court to rule that way.
Every day in every way, they rule to help the Republicans, and they always will.

The 2010 elections put teabaggers in complete control of a majority of state governments.
We are starting to feel the consequences of that now, and will for decades to come.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:14 PM
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2. That's an issue, but what about the rest of us?
We're all screwn.
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Bogart Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:32 PM
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3. "call on the UN human rights council "
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