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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:21 AM

 

"John Lewis Voting Rights Act" - Do It!

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Pelosi mulling ‘John Lewis Voting Rights Act’ to overturn Supreme Court decision http://bit.ly/14wvs9r (Raw Story)

Former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday that Congressional Democrats are planning new legislation to render ineffective Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the historic 1965 legislation that guaranteed equal access to the vote for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity. According to The Hill, Pelosi is already considering naming the prospective bill after civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D).

“It’s really a step backward, and it’s not a reflection of what’s really happening in our country in some of these places,” Pelosi said of Tuesday’s decision, in which a 5-to-4 majority ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Section 4 established a metric for states that have discriminated racially in the past, qualifying them for Section 5, which mandates that these states receive clearance from the federal government before making changes to election law.

“I would like to see something…called the John Lewis Voting Rights Act,” she continued, saying that Congress could follow Chief Justice Roberts’ recommendation and re-write Section 4′s criteria.


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Reply "John Lewis Voting Rights Act" - Do It! (Original post)
bigtree Jun 2013 OP
graham4anything Jun 2013 #1
JustAnotherGen Jun 2013 #2
silvershadow Jun 2013 #3
kelliekat44 Jun 2013 #4
lastlib Jun 2013 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #15
LeftInTX Jun 2013 #5
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #6
Nanjing to Seoul Jun 2013 #7
lark Jun 2013 #8
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #9
Iliyah Jun 2013 #10
marmar Jun 2013 #11
hue Jun 2013 #13
SaveOurDemocracy Jun 2013 #14
craigmatic Jun 2013 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2013 #18
craigmatic Jun 2013 #22
freshwest Jun 2013 #17
Number23 Jun 2013 #19
reusrename Jun 2013 #20
kimbutgar Jun 2013 #21

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:25 AM

1. John Lewis is an American hero.

 

and it so pained me months ago when people were calling him all sort of names when he didn't sign a petition against President Obama.

I back John Lewis and Elijah Cummings 100% of the time.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

2. I think that would be lovely

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:13 PM

3. K&R for this very important topic.

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:21 PM

4. Roberts is full of it! His reasoning about DOMA defies what he said about the VRA.

 

If the Court should not overturn the "will of the people" or elected officials concerning DOMA, then neither should the Court overturn the Court overturn the "will of the people" via their elected officials concerning the VRA. The research on the VRA that support keeping the VRA in tact was as current as 2006 when the necessary data was presented. Roberts is pretending that there needs to be more current data ...just because ...well really because Barak Obama was elected twice since 2006. The conservative justices who are always touted as being so cerebral are being disingenuous when they say more proof of voter adverse behavior is needed. They just want states like PA, OH, NJ to be able to more easily impose harsh voter ID laws.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:48 PM

12. He speak with forked tongue......

Typical corporate repug--says whatever justifies or enhances corporate power and screws the proletariat.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

15. succinct.

You put it well and accuratly

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:23 PM

5. Kick!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:39 PM

6. K & R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:05 PM

7. Republicans control the House. Good idea. DOA. Make them show they don't want people to vote

 

but because they gerrymandered themselves into a victory and voter ID laws target voters that vote for Democrats, this is DOA, at least for now.

I hope to God I am wrong.

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Response to Nanjing to Seoul (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:21 PM

8. Unfortunately, you are dead on right.

Repugs don't want minorities or young people to vote and are already in process of passing laws to prevent this. There's no way in the world that they will approve voting rights for all, that's exactly what their top priority is to prevent, not promote.

They are disgusting and anti-american, caring only about the 1%.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:41 PM

9. Yes!

 

Big K/R!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:45 PM

10. And the corporate media ain't gonna cover it

neither. VRA and what the red states are doing right now is not being reported by our so called journalist. Pres O's climate change issue - hardly any coverage and now zippoo. Therefore, cable news report whats going on are extremely few. Even news stations around the country are saying nothing.

Again, the fight continues.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:45 PM

11. k/r

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

13. YES!!! All the WAY!!! K&R!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:10 PM

14. HUGE K&R!! John Lewis has the historical cred to lead this effort. YES!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:02 AM

16. Sweet idea but it's not gonna pass.

 

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:23 AM

18. Politically it doesn't matter if it doesn't pass. Make the Republicans vote NO!

 

Then we'll see how far they get in 2014!!!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:26 PM

22. They don't care. they've already lost the black vote and that voting block won't get any bigger.

 

They'll gladly vote no and without Obama on the ticket again I'm afraid we've hit the high water mark for minority turnout. they'll suppress the vote and win elections and suppress more. We need this act to become law within the next 4 years or you can say goodbye to the Obama coalition.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:15 AM

17. Rec, rec, rec!!





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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:39 AM

19. Heyyyy, I love it!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:53 AM

20. Mulling it over?

 

Sounds more like she is totally on board with it. If not, we need a new leader in the House.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:06 AM

21. Have the census bureau administer all federal elections

They set up voting areas, register voters, and count the votes. The infrastructure is there. Hire past census workers to take over all aspects. States still control their state and local but voter rolls are controlled by the census voting bureau. No more electronic privately owned voting machines.

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