We must again march just as we did in the 60's to get voting rights back. We MUST write all our congressional representatives letting them know these hard fought for rights by my generation will not be surrendered by this generation. The only reason the rights were given in the first place was because they were DEMANDED by people who marched and wrote and bled. Yes some of us gave up our lives to earn the right to vote. That is how hard the fight was then. Don't let that happen again. This is Conservative Republicans only hope of winning enough elections to gain full racially conservative control of the government. They will not give up because they know to do so would mean the end of the republican party as they want it.
They will not give up without a fight as they see this as the battle they have to win to stay in power. We saw all the tricks they tried to pull to win in the last presidential election. In some cases the voting rights act was the only thing that stopped them from ignoring the 47% and winning.
I do not want to see riots or want any one to die again to regain what we have lost. I would hope we are a more tolerant nation than we were in the 60's. Conservative racially motivated politicians will not stop trying to take us back to the days when people of color had to sit at the back of the bus. This time if they win it will be anyone that does not look like them or would vote against them. They do not want Latino's to vote either, they do not want anyone who might vote Democratic to vote period!
Recently they had a public meeting here in Dallas to talk about redistricting and the trick they pulled was to only give 48 hour notice. That way there was not enough time for the opposition to muster any real public challenge to their ability t ramrod a rights removing redistricting agenda through.
Republicans know this is their only chance to stop losing power. They will lie, cheat, try to focus attention elsewhere and win if we do not hold their feet to the fire.
We have to let them know we will not stand for this attack on voting rights or lose democracy to those who have the most dollars to control our government.
Conservative Republican politicians understand votes and money. With this Supreme Court win votes-not so much anymore. That is unless you have the right skin color and heritage.
We must win this fight again or become a democracy in name only.
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