Sunday, March 04, 2012
Voting Rights March Starts Today
A voting rights march from Selma, AL to Montgomery is being held starting today and running for several days to not only commemorate the upcoming 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965) , but protest the Republifool attacks on the voting rights of African-Americans and others in the run-up to the 2012 presidential elections.
The 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery helped galvanize support for the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the nation and the world watched as the first march was halted by police wielding billy clubs and firing tear gas into the crowd after they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Alabama is one of the GOP controlled states that are pimping voter ID laws designed to disenfranchise voters and draconian SB 1070 style anti-immigration laws.
And frankly people, our democracy is at stake because the basic bedrock principles of it are under attack by a conservafool movement that wants to repeal the 20th century.
That's how critical this November 6 election is, and
And when it comes to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, it is under attack from the 1% who only want people like them voting, electing politicians that look like them, and enacting policies that benefit them.
They ain't happy that the hands that once picked cotton are now picking presidents.
As Dr. King said, "Now is not the time to to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy."