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Tue Aug 4, 2015, 10:17 AM

O'Malley to call for a voting rights constitutional amendment

First on CNN: Martin O'Malley to call for a voting rights constitutional amendment

Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will call for a constitutional amendment "to protect every citizen's right to vote" at a campaign event with black leaders in South Carolina on Tuesday, campaign aides tell CNN.

O'Malley, a Democratic candidate for president, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by arguing at a 20/20 Leaders of America meeting that the only way to protect voting rights against Republican efforts to "suppress the vote" is to guarantee the right with a constitutional amendment.

After the event, O'Malley will send an email to his supporters asking them to stand behind his amendment push.

"Last year, Republican state legislators in 29 states introduced more than 80 restrictive bills to require a photo ID, make voter registration harder, or reduce early voting," O'Malley writes in the email provided to CNN. "We know why they're doing this: because Americans without a photo ID are disproportionately low-income, disabled, minority and Democratic."

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/04/politics/martin-omalley-voting-rights-constitutional-amendment/index.html

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Raine1967 Aug 2015 OP
Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #1
Peacetrain Aug 2015 #2
Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #3
Peacetrain Aug 2015 #6
elleng Aug 2015 #4
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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 10:19 AM

1. Excellent. Just another thing America needs to catch up on with the rest of the world.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 10:30 AM

2. Thank you for your leadership Gov. O'Malley!!

He has always been out in front on these issues...

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 10:31 AM

3. I am warming up to this guy every day...kind of like a youngish Bernie Sanders I would say.

You are right, O'Malley does seem to out in front of the issues and the truth...as he was on the PP propaganda smear.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 03:08 PM

6. I met him last year Fred.. and I was just so bowled over

by his intensity and knowledge base.. and just where he wanted to go with things..I looked at my husband and said, this guy has got a plan on how to get these things done..not just that they should be done, but how to do it..

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 12:45 PM

4. BRAVO!!!

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Tue Aug 4, 2015, 02:22 PM

5. K & R. n/t

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