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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:25 PM

NAACP Heads to UN re: Voting Rights Suppression

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/11/naacp-heads-to-u-n-to-address-suppression-of-minority-voters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29

NAACP leaders will challenge new voting laws in the United States at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Switzerland on Wednesday.

“It was in 1947 that W.E.B. Dubois delivered his speech and appealed to the world at the U.N.,” NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous told McClatchy Newspapers. “Now, like then, the principal concern is voting rights. The past year more states in this country have passed more laws pushing more voters out of the ballot box than any point since Jim Crow.”

The NAACP has vocally opposed restrictions on voting and hopes to use its appearance at the U.N. to publicize what it claims are efforts to suppressing the votes of minorities.

“The power of the U.N. on state governments historically is to shame them and to put pressure on the U.S. government to bring them into line with global standards for democracy, best practices for democracy, that’s where we are,” Jealous explained.. “There are plenty of examples — segregation of the U.S. to apartheid in South Africa to the death penalty here in the U.S. — of global outrage having an impact.”

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Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:35 PM

1. We're supposed t be the leading example of democracy..

The idea that our states are showing prejudice is an embarassment

How do the states get laws enacted when they are prejudice?
They should be identified as flawed and not even brought up for a vote.

Voter suppression
Citizen's United
Women's rights

How does any of this stuff get past the test of constitutionality?

Nice example people!!!

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Response to The Blue Flower (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

2. Maybe they can embarass Eric Holder

into actually doing his godammed job.

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Response to pscot (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:43 PM

3. +1

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