Our jr. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and the #10 POTUS Dem. 2016 candidate in the Wash. Post blog lineup, wants me, and others, to ask the US Supreme Court to uphold the portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that gives the Justice Dept. power to approve changes in state level voting practices among at least 17 states.
Sen. Gillibrand wants me, and others, to tell the SCOTUS to uphold the relevant section of the Voting Rights Act.
And listen up, SCOTUS Justices Scalia and Thomas, do what is proper here!
Of course, I’ve also advocated that these two radicals follow the example of Pope Benedict and retire.
They haven’t do that as yet!
Below is Sen. Gillibrand’s mass email on this:
The Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Voting Rights Act begin today.
We have to speak up in support of this landmark civil rights act now.
There’s no time for silence. Not when a strike to this civil rights law
would cause serious harm to our democracy.
In this case, an Alabama county is arguing that a provision of the
Act – requiring local governments to get the Justice Department’s
approval before making changes that affect voting – has outlived its
I only wish it were so.
In reality, too many states are cynically passing restrictive voter
ID laws and forcing some voters to wait hours just to cast a ballot. We
have to do better. We can’t go backward.
President Obama has spoken out. We have to join him.
Click here to tell the Supreme Court that we support the Voting Rights Act.
The entirety of the Voting Rights Act remains critical. Underminingt could lead to citizens being egregiously and unfairly denied their right to vote.
That would be unacceptable.
Join President Obama and me in support of the Voting Rights Act. Speak out now.