Voter suppression is in full swing in this country. The pain endured by our Black leaders during the civil-rights era, has returned. Mrs. Copper a 96-year-old resident of Chattanooga Tennessee was refused a driving license, after showing numerous residency and identity documents, for failure to produce a marriage certificate. In some states, a Veteran ID card won’t suffice as a voting ID. You can die for your country, but you’re not eligible to vote because you lack a state photo ID?
Photo ID mandates are the most pervasive new restriction on the right to vote. In 2011, Republicans have proposed these laws in more than 30 states, requiring Americans to possess and show unexpired government-issued photo identification as a prerequisite to voting, but a Veteran ID is invalid in some states.
If you know someone who wants to vote this year, assist him or her to obtain a valid photo-ID card. Don’t abandon our struggle against James Crow Esq. for it's an essential part of our ancestral duty.
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