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Alabama Birthplace of the Voting Rights Act Is Once Again Gutting Voting Rights


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voter ID, voter restrictions, gutting voter rights, highest black voters, poor voters )

Sheryl
- 1354 days ago - thenation.com
Alabama passed a strict voter-ID law and then closed 31 DMV offices in the state. The state is shuttering DMV offices in eight of the 10 counties with the highest concentration of black voters.



   

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Cindy Brickner (4)
Friday October 2, 2015, 9:53 pm
How long will this blatant racism be allowed to continue in our FORMERALLY free country??!! This deplorable denial of legitimate voting rights MUST BE HALTED in ALL 50 states ASAP.
 

Animae C (509)
Friday October 2, 2015, 9:53 pm
Democracy [dih-mok-ruh-see]

1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
2. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
3. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
4. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.

It's not is it?
 

Sue H (7)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 12:08 am
Shame!
 

james C (8)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 1:32 am
Let see if I can help out here....

Governor Robert Bentley a member of the Republican Party and the Republican Party run both sides of the State House, do I have to say any more??
 

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 9:33 am
Alabama ranks toward the bottom in education, libraries per capita, health care, income per capita, poverty rates and 39th in best places to live. Why don't the voters demand that the state do a better job in providing a better atmosphere for living......instead, of doing crazy things like closing DMVs? It also has a very poor voter turnout rating. Not much to be proud of.
 

JL A (281)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 9:44 am
The courts have struck down similar laws elsewhere--let us hope a case is working its way through the backlog to be heard in time for AL. Thanks Dandelion
 

JL A (281)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 10:43 am
Important AL right to vote petition from Common Cause:

https://secure2.convio.net/comcau/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=F085ADD18AD1DC1D3D48AF3CA27028B9.app263a?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=945&s_src=945&s_subsrc=moveon
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 1:44 pm
I don't know what to say... it seems like fascism to me.
 

JinnySITEISSUES L (33)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 2:29 pm
Everyone has a right to vote.......and it needs to be honored.....if it isn't .....fight for it. Thanks for sharing.
 

Tracy Riley (54)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 2:51 pm
Thanks Dandelion
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 4:51 pm
WTF
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 5:23 pm
No AniMae, at this time it isn't.
 

JL A (281)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 5:28 pm
Reminds me of why we know the names of more cities in AL than in most states...Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery...from when George Wallace was Governor before he made a third party try for President on a platform that included restoring prayer to the schools...sometimes I think the playbook some are following is the one he tested...just hope it fails like it did for him
 

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 6:38 pm
Disgusting and despicable. Shame on the people in power in Alabama who are doing this. How they live with themselves is beyond me.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 7:16 pm
The nerve to do something this blatantly racist is hard to comprehend. If anyone thinks racism is a thing of the past in this country, this provides outrageous evidence to the contrary. They are getting by with it! Thanks Dandelion.

Thanks for the petition, JL, which I signed.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 7:57 pm
The current situation in the US really saddens me Dandelion, but i'll remain hopeful until the next elections.
GO Bernie!
 

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 3:33 am
AniMae said it all.
 

Nicolai L (39)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 5:54 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 6:28 am
Having wasted the first 16 years of my life within the State of Alabama, any- and everything that is negative and backward comes as no surprise to me! Mississippi gets the reputation for such (which IS the case!); however, Alabama is just as bad. My high school friend, who still lives in Alabama told me "This town hasn't changed one bit since you lived here." I am now in my mid-60's!!! So we're talking about 50 years or more??? Thank you for sharing, Dandelion!
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 6:47 am
This is called discrimination. But how do people know that the voting system isn't being manipulated anyway?
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 9:16 am
How backwards and undeveloped can humankind get. .

Shared everywhere
Thanks Dandelion
 

Sheila D (194)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 10:28 am
Scary...Thanx Dandelion.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 10:55 am
Noted, Thank you Sheryl & JL for the petition link
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 11:10 am
Noted, Thank you Sheryl & JL for the petition link
 

Elyara Roland (0)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 12:10 pm
I read about this a few days ago, and this article only strengthens my stance on these heinously racist acts - I cannot believe this is happening in today's society. We need a MASSIVE outcry and these politicians need to be impeached!! Shared liberally
 

Maryann S (112)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 12:41 pm
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Barbara K (61)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 12:56 pm
Noted, thanks, Dandelion
 

Mandi T (367)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 1:01 pm
TY Sheryl and JL for the petition link.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 1:29 pm
How do they sleep @ night !1 SHAMEFUL !!!!
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 1:36 pm
Thanks
 

Sheila D (28)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 1:36 pm
And it only seems to get worse.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 2:02 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Already signed the Common Cause petition. I am completely disgusted by those seeking to take us backwards! Why must we continually fight the same battles over and over again? The U.S. can't move forward and progress as long as the 'squeaky wheels' are being heard on issues already decided. The media must stop portraying these voices as sensible.
 

Roslyn McBride (26)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 4:38 pm
Noted - this is pitiful & should not be allowed.
 

David B (34)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 4:54 pm
you know you continueously hear about those dammed republician politicos , but they wouldn't be in there if it wasn't for the stupid populous that votes them in election after election. so it's not just the stupid republicians but the stupid voters of the state . I guess it wants it's title back as the most racist , bigoted state in the union back . I'm amazed they haven't found a new , geo. Wallace . one without wheels . sorry if I sound mean and nasty but I don't think I'm saying or calling them anything they aren't or don't deserve to be called . I guess I'm sad that it has all regressed 75 or 100 years . I know other countries have some of the same issues , but none so large and none so prominently displayed .
 

David B (34)
Sunday October 4, 2015, 4:55 pm
sorry dandelion , Thank You for the post .
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday October 5, 2015, 9:55 am
Thank you JL A for petition link. I just posted it to the news if anyone would like to give it a nudge and sign if you have not already.
ALABAMA DO NOT BLOCK BLACK VOTES
 

Karen Marion (30)
Monday October 5, 2015, 7:22 pm
Wrong again!!!
 

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday October 6, 2015, 3:18 am
Read with interest. Thanks Dandelion
 

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 9:37 pm
If there is one thing we know from the George W reign is "fairness and equality" are not words they consider necessary to select a President. TY Dandelion Noted.
 

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 3:12 pm
unacceptable dammit!
 
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