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12-Year-Old 'Suffragette' Fires Back at NC Gov. for Voter Suppression: 'I Am Not a Prop!' (TEXT and VIDEO)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voter suppression, America's youth, Madison Kemrey, North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrorygovernment, republicans, elections, ethics, freedoms )

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Madison Kimrey gained attention for protesting outside the Governor's Executive Mansion in opposition to the sweeping new law that requires a government ID to vote, cuts the number of early voting days and takes away the right of pre-registration for 16..

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Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 5:45 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 6:18 pm
Kudos to Kimberley.“I am not a prop! I am part of the new generation of suffragettes and I will not stand silent while laws are passed to reduce the amount of voter turnout by young people in my home state.” Pretty smart politically for a 12 year old!
Thank You Carrie.

JL A (281)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 6:33 pm
Kudos to Madison!

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 6:41 pm
I saw an interview of this young lady, and I must say, for one being so young, she makes more sense than most politicians. Ms. Madison might just be a future president!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 6:41 pm
Madison is a remarkable young lady!

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 7:16 pm
I agree Madison certainly expresses herself extremely well & makes a great deal of sense!! Remarkable girl!!! Thanks Carrie!!!~

Jason S (50)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 7:19 pm
Good posting, thanks

Dianne L (3)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 10:39 pm
I saw her being interviewed on TV. What a cute and smart young lady!!!! Maybe other young people will take her led.

fly bird (26)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:15 pm
Great post. and terrific girl!!
Reminds me of the teenager, who was condescended to by a Monsanto exec. on a news interview some months back, and continued, undeterred, standing up for her beliefs and standing her ground.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:35 am
Good on her! ^_^

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:56 am
What a little fireball ~ it's young people like this that give me hope for our democracy. Thanks for sharing Carrie ~ kudos to Madison: YOU GO GIRL!

Arielle S (313)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:03 am
Instead of cloning dogs, we should be cloning young women like her -

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:22 am
Good for her! It's about time someone stood up and addressed voter suppression. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Robert K (31)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:29 am
She's quite obviously more intelligent than the governor who actually IS a prop.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:19 am
Good posting. TY Carrie

Louise D (44)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:14 am
I really takes a very particular type of bum hole to be a Republican governor these days, the Republicans have become like a virtual Human centipede when it comes to passing what passes as political debate these days. His excuses are particularly weak but then I suspect that this 12 year old girl would of spanked him around like a red headed stepchild.

Deb E (63)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:52 am
She is hope for the future of this country. Thank you for sharing, Carrie. I needed to see something like this.

Jim P (3257)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:25 pm
Awesome! for someone as young as Madison Kimrey.

Must listen to the video in the visit site!

ty, Carrie.

Lona G (79)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:20 pm
Madison is a great example of a young generation which has a clear thinking head on their shoulders, knows exactly what's going on and can express itself articulately. Madison is remarkable but not exceptional. We should heed these young voices more and the governor is an old fool if he doesn't take them seriously. No 8th term for him.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:14 pm
Good for her!

Gene J (290)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:15 pm
Brilliant youngster. She may be the youngest North Carolina legislator ever. I've said this before and still believe it true. This generation born in 2000 and still coming is going to change the world. I can't begin to count the number of incredibly intelligent, articulate 12 year olds I have heard and read of in the past year alone. I saw a young 12 year old Egyptian boy give an interview during the anti-Morsi demonstrations. He was asked difficult, adult questions and he answered each and every impromptu, no note cards, no adult next to him as he explained why the youth of Egypt were so upset with the Muslim Brotherhood. He said the Arab Spring movement was to bring greater freedom to Egypt, to ensure the right and ability to go to school, for girls and boys, jobs that might help rebuild Egypt. They did not revolt to see Sharia take over. He was literate and impassioned. As this young woman was in her speech. This is a truly marvelous generation of children just now beginning to show their ability, their power, their understanding not just of their own towns and schools but of the world. And they will make the world proud as well as better. Watch for them, they are everywhere. And we, the better for that.

Jason R (67)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:44 pm

Sheryl G (360)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:45 am
The governor’s staff had seemed to mock Kimrey at the time by offering her cake through the mansion gate.

Governor Pat McCrory modern day uptake on Marie Antoinette's "Let Them Eat Cake."

Well these "privileged" that sit behind their Mansion gates best remember what happened in France. With the 1st of November Food Stamp cutting back more meals to the already struggling and hungry they drive a Nation further into the tipping point when people will rebel. I can't say when, but it will happen if they keep going in a manner so Heartless.

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon Monday.

Deny them their right to vote so they have no say, cut their food, no clear efforts to improve the plight of those who are most in need of services, living wage jobs, and affordable housing.....the conditions are set and are more and more ripe.

Bless her heart for speaking out. Now if a 12 year old can do so more adults need to do so as well. This isn't sit back and remain silent, this is get everyone's voice out there. Make your signs and stand with them outside of some officials agencies or homes, the banks, or the local Town or City Hall on November 5th!

If You See Nothing Wrong With What Is Going on in Your Country Then Let November 5 go Unmarked However if You See the Many Injustices Then Join With the Others on November 5
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