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Posted 12/2/07 , edited 7/16/08
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I know a lot of people on CrunchRoll can't vote yet, but I think this is important and people need to know about it because even though a lot can not vote yet, it affects a lot of people's future. So, if you have any opinions, share, just don't get to bouty bouty, lol.

At a NAACP Meeting, President Bush finally met with the leaders
and assured them that he would sign the right to vote bill for another 25
years.

My only concern is: Do the other race have to be subjected to a right to
vote extension? Personally, the President, if he really wanted to show Good
faith, should have abolished this bill and made it simply a right with no
limitations. But then maybe I am living in a dream world. However, I know
IT CAN BE DONE!! Voting Rights Act-Expires for blacks in 2007.

Below you will find a speech that Bill Cosby's wife gave at a function.
Everyone please read this and pass it on to as many African Americans you
come in contact with.


Camille Cosby just made a reference about the Voting Rights Act in her most
recent open letter on racism. This is extremely important. We are in the
21st Century and we were wondering, and when I say 'we', I mean others of
us out there who wonder if everyone else out there knows what the
significance of the year 2007 is to Black America?

Did you know that our right to VOTE will expire in the year 2007?
Seriously! The Voters Rights Act signed in 1965 by Lyndon B. Johnson was
just an ACT. It was not made a law.

In 1982, Ronald Reagan amended the Voters Rights Act for another 25 years.
Which means that in the year 2007 we could lose the Right to vote!

Does anyone realize that African Americans are the only group of people who
require PERMISSION under the United States Constitution to vote!

In the year 2007, Congress will once again convene to decide whether or not
Blacks should retain the rights to vote (crazy but true).

In order for th is to be passed, 38 states will have to approve an
extension. This is ludicrous! Not only should the extension be approved,
but also the ACT must be made a law.

Our right to vote should no longer be up for discussion, review and/or
evaluation.

We must contact our Congress-persons, Senators, Alder persons, etc., to put
a stop to this! As bona fide Citizens of the United States , we cannot "drop
the ball" on this one! We have come too far to let government make us take
such a huge step backward. So please, let us push forward to continue to
build the momentum towards gaining equality.

Please pass this onto others, as we are sure that many more individuals are
not aware of this. I urge all of you that are able, to contact those in
government that have your vote and make them aware of our combined concern for
this issue.

One voice!...... One Vote! You cannot complain, if you do not
participate. ....local, State, & national....

When I received this one I had no choice but to pass it on. Please do the
same!
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-Voting Rights Act-Expires for blacks in 2007. WTF why is this still in effect? this should be automatically ammended to the constitution or something? PERMENANTLY

wow as much as i hate politics, mostly becuz of bullshit redtape racist corruption stuff like this, I'm glad u informed me & everyone, i'll definatly pass on the info

btw u have any website or info on what WE need to do to change this...(hopefully we dont get f'd over)
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Sorry, nope I don't.

"We must contact our Congress-persons, Senators, Alder persons, etc., to put
a stop to this!"


"In order for this to be passed, 38 states will have to approve an
extension."


When, I have times this holiday, I plan to see who is the Senator and all that for states, and send this and ask what are they going to do about it, because like it said, 38 states got approve this act that shouldn't be in the first place because everyone should be able to vote equally. I doubt it would ever not be disapproved because that's going to cause an uproar, but the thing is it should just be put the rest and just made into a law period that All races can vote.
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Wow. This is crazy. I had no idea... What can a non-black person from Canada do to help?


I guess I could pass it around more. Thanks for the information.
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Posted 12/2/07
i posted this on my facebook so mostly college students & college grads will see it
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Posted 12/2/07
Awesome.
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Posted 12/3/07
What the hell?

Thank you for pointing this out.

This should DEFINITELY be a permanent law.

How much more foolish can this government get?
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The Fifteenth Amendment established particular voting rights, and gave Congress the authority to enforce those rights and regulate the voting process, the vote was still allowed to be withheld from most southern blacks and from non-white minorities throughout the U.S., from the post-Reconstruction era through the 1960s.

Oh yes and BTW,WE ARE NOT LOSING OUR RIGHT TO VOTE!!

President George W. Bush signed the bill in a morning ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2006, one year in advance of the 2007 expiration date. The audience included members of the families of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Mrs.Rosa Parks. Also in attendance were the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and other prominent African Americans.

BUT THE CAUSE TO BAN THE VRA SHOULD CONTINUE I JUST WANTED YA'LL TO KNOW IT WILL NOT EXPIRE!
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Posted 12/3/07
Thanks for the info, raja.

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Posted 12/4/07
That's good, just now it be nice to get rid of the ACT like you said. It should not even be something like that to sign in this day and age.
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Posted 12/4/07
Amen......thats just horrible....I never knew that something like that exsisted......Since i'm a wanna be law student i was sure that there was a law covering this.............this is ridiculous!
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Posted 12/4/07
And, another thing is, I don't remember them teaching me this in History class in high school, that there was such an act, even now, taking history, and I have not ever seen it brought up, wonder why they don't tell students that?
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Posted 12/4/07
This wasn't even mentioned at all in my high school this is ridiculously. Thanks for letting us all know about this.
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Posted 12/5/07
That so true even in my college history classes.......I never heard about this Voting Rights Act......and I went to an HBCU...they are usually well informed on injustices within the laws for minorities.
Posted 12/8/07
Well see heres the thing. I too agree it should just be an innate right.

And i think several times it has been brought up into congress...But when it has been it has been pushed aside to the back burner for more "important" issues.

I believe the last time it was brought up was right about the time we invaded Iraq and because of all the commotion and bills trying to pass for the war @ the time no one ever tried to reassert it into the process.

If we do in fact end up pulling troops out of Iraq sometime next year i feel then would be an oppertune time to try to has it brought up again since there won't be any other deabacles going around to offset the importance of it.

But even then there would be multiple hearings about it. Multiple votes, legality process and someone would take an obscene amount of time to write up a bill then it would have to be revised multiple times. Which could take several years to have something everyone would agree one because even in our Congress we have those who do not share the opinion that "all people are created equal"

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