Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Republicans At It Again
Voting Rights Act renewal delayed
WASHINGTON - House Republicans said Wednesday they have decided to delay a vote on renewing the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act.Yeah, we know why they want to slow things down -- so that they have a chance to do a Rove on the country, so that people start believing that only Republicans, and white Republicans at that, ought to be able to vote at all. They want the complete freedom to gerrymander as many districts into curlicues and doughnuts as they can, so they herd or disperse the objectionable types from their safe troughs.
The reauthorization was to be the first since the act was signed into law in 1965.
Congressional leaders had thought that an earlier agreement between the House and the Senate would mean smooth sailing for the historic legislation, but Georgia and Texas lawmakers slowed things down.
It probably has something to do with terrorism. Or they'll figure out a connection somehow.
So call your peeps and let them know that what's been working for more than 40 years doesn't have to get fixed. And we're on to them and won't let them get away with it.
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