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Fix The Voting Rights Act

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voting Rights Act, Representatives John Conyers, John Lewis, right wing ideologues, United States Supreme Court )

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The right-wing ideologues on the United States Supreme Court handed down a shameful decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, ending 40 years of protection for minorities against discriminatory and unfair attempts to limit voting based on one's race.

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Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:44 am
3 times I tried to get the summary to take to the story and I see it still isn't there. Here it is:

The right-wing ideologues on the United States Supreme Court handed down a shameful decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, ending 40 years of protection for minorities against discriminatory and unfair attempts to limit voting based on one's race.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:44 am
Okay, make a fool out of it's there. I swear. I wasn't seeing

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:49 am
Signed-thx Dandelion

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:05 pm
S&N, Thanks

Animae C (514)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:28 pm
Your action has been submitted.
We've reached 107,970 of our goal of 150,000.

Thanx Dandelion

JL A (281)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 5:53 pm
signed via email, noted; thanks for your efforts Dandelion--earlier I saw that someone had to post at least 4 times before it took.

Mitchell D (104)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:26 pm
S and N.

Mary T (358)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:47 pm
thank you Dandelion - signed, noted & shared

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:55 pm
Noted, signed and shared

TomCat S (129)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 10:20 pm
Been there. Signed that. Thanks. :-)

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:04 am


Athena F (131)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 1:34 am
done thanks

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:32 am
Signed and Noted. Thanks for posting.

Carole K (195)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 3:08 am
Signed. Already front page before I saw this which as it should be. All real people who take their responsibilities as U,S. citizens should put their John Hancock on this & exercise their Constitutional right to VOTE! TY, Dandelion!

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 3:55 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 4:02 am
Signed,thanks Sheryl.

Edwin M (346)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 4:52 am
Signed thanks Sheryl

Ben O (171)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 5:51 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 5:53 am
TY, Dandelion 4 THIS.


Don H (45)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 6:25 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Dandelion.

Kathleen M (230)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:12 am
Signed, shared and noted. Thanks for sharing, Dandelion.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:58 am
Signed, thank you.

Terrie W (798)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:27 pm
Signed and shared in private email, noted.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:34 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Dandelion.

James Maynard (84)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:55 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks Dandelion.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 3:55 pm
Probably signed previously, but it didn't stop me.

S J (130)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 6:02 pm
done, thanks

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 8:08 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Allen O (200)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 9:23 pm
Thanks Dandelion - Signed and Noted

Lady Suki (446)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:20 pm

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 5:19 am
That certainly would help that one issue of preventing people from voting Ros. Then we could work on the fact of gerrymandering the districts.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 5:36 am
Actually, the court decided that Congress remains free to try to impose federal oversight on states where voting rights were at risk, but must do so based on contemporary data (concluding that such an “uncommon exercise of
congressional power” could be justified by “exceptional conditions."), not from 50 years ago.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 8:03 am
Contemporary data shows that as soon as the States were allowed to be on their own they immediately started to limit voting rights. 50 years ago or today.....racism is alive and well in the USA.

Lady Suki (446)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 8:37 am
It isn't just racism. I had a conversation with an "unaffiliated" voter a few days ago.

I asked him how he votes. He said 75% of the time Republican, 25% Libertarian.

He's a nice guy. We can have civil conversations. But he would like to see the voting age raised to 25. I said, you only say that AFTER you are out of that age range :P.

No way in hell is someone taking my right to vote away without a damn fight. And sorry, John S, no I don't trust the states as far as I can throw them. The federal government is far from perfect, but as soon as "states rights" is pulled, what they really mean is someone's rights are getting taken away, 9 times out of 10.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 9:59 am
I recalled it was those just slightly older and older than me who got the voting age lower from 21 to 18 and that in fact was the year I turned 18 and have voted every single election since. The vote was lowered to 18 because people in Vietnam were dying by the thousands......and didn't even have the right to yet vote.

So I'd be more than pleased to have a conversation with that man who wants the people ages 18 - 24 to lay down their lives and die for this Country in it's various wars. Wars the elected vote upon but the soldiers can not vote on who is going to send them to war.

If that be the case, then no one can serve in the military until they can vote at age 25. Lets see how many sign up after they've received their college diploma's, have started their careers, have learned a little about what is making the world go round. That is why the Recruiters scoop up the 17 and 18 year old students in school to join and "see the world" or "be all you can be" the youth......what an opportunity, so they think.

But I'll be hell and be damned if we'll have any more sacrificing their lives before they can even vote! It wasn't correct back then and it wouldn't be correct today. That is the very least that we can do....allow the vote for those who might give their lives in some foreign land for the Corporate and Plutocrats special interests. That is the very least........and they don't get much more than that as it is now.

Sherri G (128)
Friday September 5, 2014, 8:40 pm
Signed and Noted TY Dandelion.

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday September 6, 2014, 2:48 pm
Noted, tweeted. I'll say one thing positive about FL (a rare thing for me to do, especially concerning politics), I was delighted to see that, at least for the primary, we had early voting. There was talk that there wouldn't be any and there was. Voting 'gutting' gives me that same sick feeling of deja vu that the police murder in Ferguson MO brought.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 7, 2014, 7:12 am
Noted and signed!

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday September 7, 2014, 10:51 pm
Noted and signed

Ann Welton (230)
Friday September 12, 2014, 10:04 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Dandelion.
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