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Voting Rights Act: 55Th Anniversary

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128 Responses to “Voting Rights Act: 55Th Anniversary”


  1. 1 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka for everything, everyday! ♥️

  2. 7 ggail44
    August 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. YES.WE.CAN! and YES.WE.WILL! dammit!!!

  3. August 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you President Obama for caring so very much and for your work.
    Thank you NW.

  4. 9 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:31 pm

  5. 10 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:31 pm

  6. 11 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Senator Booker is right!

  7. August 6, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Cori Bush on ReidOut:
    Winner in the Missouri 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary.
    CORI BUSH:
    “We’re talking about the place where the Ferguson uprising happened, we’re talking about where protests broke out for more than 400 days that sparked a revolution. We’re still having the ripple effects of it now. We’re always number one, number two for homicides and high on the list for violent crime, and high poverty and all of that. And it continues in this community. People are looking for the leader that is going to help us through it – but be here to help us through it. What people have seen with me is that I’ve been here, I’ve been that active leader. And I am the people I serve. I’ve been that person that has had to walk through these struggles. And I’ve been very open about it…”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      JOY REID:
      “At one point you had to leave your job, you’re working in pre-school education, you lived in your truck, in your car for a while with your young children. You’ve been through those times of struggles. You are a working class woman. Do you think that’s what’s missing in Congress? So many of those people are millionaires and multi-millionaires, so many of them are disconnected from the idea that $600 extra in your unemployment check could make all the difference in the world. That’s something they can’t relate to. Do you think the fact that you can relate to those kind of struggles, do you think that that will make you a different kind of Congresswoman, and in what way would you be different?”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Bush:
      “Yes it will make me a different Congress person.
      I think that we need to have different people from different walks of life that represent our country. And so this district, we have a lot of poverty. But we don’t just have poverty. So we need people who can represent on different levels in Congress. For me being someone who has lived out of my car, let me tell you, that pain of the struggle that I’ve been through, I can still feel that pain right now. So that pain is walking with me into the doors of Congress. And that’s what’s going to feed me, that’s what’s going to fuel everything that I do. That and then what I’ve seen the rest of the people in our community go through, how much we have had to fight. And when we’re looking at what happens in other places, its like why are we fighting so much, why do we have to struggle so hard? Especially black women in this community. You know we’re fighting so much. Where is the relief? I’m ready to bring the relief. I’m ready to be that champion because I’ve been fighting this thing, unpaid fighting it just because we need a different type of a life, we need quality to our lives. We have stop surviving St. Louis and start thriving here.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Reid: “What’s the most important thing that you want to accomplish as a Congresswoman, what is the thing that you want to fight the most for?”
      Bush:
      “Equity. And it’s going to be in our healthcare system, in our school systems. It’s going to be dealing with wage equality, environmental justice, reproductive justice. All of this is going to start with equity. Because we have so many marginalized groups in our community”.

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm

      Cori Bush speaks to Joy Reid: ‘I’m ready to bring that relief, be that champion’
      “Cori Bush recently beat Rep. Lacy Clay in the Missouri 1st Congressional District Democratic primary, ousting an incumbent after 20 years in Congress.”
      See: https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/cori-bush-i-m-ready-to-bring-that-relief-be-that-champion-89613381840
      —-Congrats Cori !!

  8. 17 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:35 pm

  9. 20 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:36 pm

  10. August 6, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    We know we are in the fight of our lifetimes. Thanks, Nerdy, for keeping us together and taking action to make this country live up to its promise. We have SO much ground to regain after we vote out the Putin Puppet.

  11. 22 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    The governor of Ohio jas tested positive for COVID-19.

  12. 24 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

  13. 26 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Pence is just as crooked as Twitler.

  14. August 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

  15. 30 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Ugh! This is so sad and so terribly wrong. 🙏🏾😔

  16. August 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    “Prosecutors reportedly get Trump’s financial records from bank.
    We’re used to hearing about efforts to acquire Trump’s hidden financial records. But what if prosecutors have already received materials from his bank?”
    ((https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/prosecutors-reportedly-get-trump-s-financial-records-bank-n1236010)

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      STEVE BENEN:
      “Following recent Supreme Court rulings, there’s heightened interest in Donald Trump’s hidden financial records, including a New York prosecutor’s office that’s sought materials from the president’s accounting firm. Just this week, the Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested that Trump’s company is under investigation for alleged insurance and bank fraud.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      “Indeed, New York prosecutors, in defense of a subpoena, explicitly referred in a court filing to the possibility of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.”
      But the president’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, isn’t the only institution of interest. The New York Times reported overnight on the same Manhattan district attorney’s office also subpoenaing Deutsche Bank — which loaned Trump $2 billion over the course of two decades — as part of a criminal investigation that increasingly appears to have a broad scope.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      “And while that’s important in its own right, this was even more striking:
      Deutsche Bank complied with the subpoena. Over a period of months last year, it provided [Manhattan District Attorney Cy] Vance’s office with detailed records, including financial statements and other materials that Mr. Trump had provided to the bank as he sought loans, according to two of the people familiar with the inquiry…. The subpoena to Deutsche Bank sought documents on various topics related to Mr. Trump and his company, including any materials that might point to possible fraud, according to two people briefed on the subpoena’s contents.
      The Times’ article added, “The bank’s cooperation with Mr. Vance’s office is significant because other investigations that have sought Mr. Trump’s financial records have been stymied by legal challenges from the president and his family.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      “Exactly. We’re accustomed to learning about a variety of efforts, launched by investigators, to learn more about the president’s financial records, which he’s fought vehemently to hide for reasons he won’t explain.
      But this is new: if the reporting is accurate, New York prosecutors have successfully acquired Trump’s financial materials from his longtime lender.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      “The cases that reached the Supreme Court, and which are now being litigated in lower courts, deal with ongoing efforts that have yet to be resolved. But if Deutsche Bank has already complied with a subpoena, turning over detailed records, that probably ought to make the president a little nervous.
      Or, given the scope of the multi-faceted allegations, more than a little nervous.”
      (Benen)

  17. 39 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:03 pm

  18. 40 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:09 pm

  19. August 6, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    “Lewis Lukens, former Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in London,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the unusual circumstances around the withholding of the State Department Inspector General’s investigation report on Donald Trump pressuring Ambassador Woody Johnson to ask
    the UK to move the British Open to Trump’s Turnberry golf course.”
    —“What is preventing the release of this inspection and if so what is the reason for the delay?” (Lukens)
    —“It is a red flag if the report was classified.”

  20. 42 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    😳

  21. August 6, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    “Just this week,
    New York prosecutor explicitly referred in a court filing to the possibility of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization,” and as we discussed earlier, the president’s principal lender has turned over financial records as part of a probe that’s apparently examining alleged insurance and bank fraud. What’s more, as we discussed several months ago, the president has already been implicated in alleged criminal misdeeds, though Trump appears to be shielded from prosecution so long as he’s in office. If he were to lose in November, that shield would disappear, and the prospect of an indictment would become quite real.” (Benen)
    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/biden-vows-not-interfere-possible-trump-prosecution-n1236028)

    • August 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      “Biden vows to ‘not interfere’ with a possible Trump prosecution
      If Trump loses in November and is indicted after leaving office, he apparently shouldn’t call the Oval Office looking for a favor from Biden.”

  22. 45 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Tish James kicking NRA ass!

    • 46 Dudette
      August 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm

  23. August 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    “Trump’s Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry”
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/nyregion/trump-taxes-vance-deutsche-bank.html)

  24. 48 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

  25. 49 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm

  26. 50 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

  27. 51 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    • August 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      THIS.

      I really recommend everyone listen to her latest podcast. It is honest, as she always is, and her conversation with Michelle Norris is just really so open and beautiful. They are so lucky to have each other and to share their experience with us.

  28. 53 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm

  29. 56 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm

  30. 57 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm

  31. August 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

  32. August 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Bingo!
    CO Secretary of State Jena Griswold,
    who has the most accessible election in the country, to Joy Reid:
    “RUSSIA
    AND
    OTHER
    COUNTRIES
    CANNOT
    HACK
    A PAPER BALLOT.”

  33. 62 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm

  34. 63 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Duh!

  35. 65 jer44
    August 6, 2020 at 2:04 pm

  36. 66 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:06 pm

  37. 67 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Vote Blue no matter what the polls say.

  38. 68 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:07 pm

  39. 69 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:07 pm

  40. August 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  41. August 6, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    DR. FAUCI
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Forum:
    “The good news about Covid-19 is that about 40% of the population has no symptoms…the bad news, for messaging, is that 40% of the population get no symptoms.”

    • August 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Dr. Fauci:
      “The only way you’re going to win the race is that when all eight are rowing in unison.
      You get one that catches a crab, as it were, with, an oar goes that way or you don’t row, you don’t win.
      So as long as you have any member of society, any demographic group who’s not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this, it will continue to smolder and smolder and smolder, and that will be the reason why in a non-unified way we’ve plateaued at an unacceptable level.”
      —Absence of a presidential national call to unity will keep on killing us.

  42. 75 jer44
    August 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm

  43. 76 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    🤭🤫

  44. 77 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    I kinda know this feeling. 😏

  45. 78 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    My President!

  46. August 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    “An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent.
    A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.
    Around the country, across industries and occupations, millions of Americans thrown out of work because of the coronavirus are straining to afford the basics now that an extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits has expired.”
    (https://apnews.com/aa0831653a319c66835631e90e25f93d)

    • August 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      “Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are struggling to work out an agreement that would restore some federal jobless aid. Even if they do reach a deal, the amount is likely to be less than $600. And by the time the money starts flowing, it could be too late for many Americans who are already in dire straits.”
      —Trump-McConnell abuse on a MASSIVE scale.
      —Let’s hear the stories of American families, some starving, some on our streets, or about to be.
      —We didn’t have to starve.
      —We didn’t have to die.
      —We don’t have to starve.
      —We don’t have to die.

  47. 83 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    My Senator-Soon-To-VP!

  48. 88 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 2:36 pm

  49. 89 jer44
    August 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm

  50. 90 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    • August 6, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      I was just watching Dr. Vin Gupta on Nicole Wallace’s show — Deadline: White House — when this topic was discussed. He was very indignant about the fact that affluent people and people in tRump’s bubble are able to get these rapid tests, but health care workers, teachers/students (in public school/lower income districts), essential workers, etc. cannot. He also said that these tests are very expensive. You would think that it would be crucial enough that the federal government would cover some or all of the costs so that people who NEED it can get it.

      • 92 Dudette
        August 6, 2020 at 5:11 pm

        Yes one might think that if we actually had a functioning government led by people who give a damn.

  51. 93 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    😡😡🤬

  52. 94 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Dang, I forgot about this!

  53. 95 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 2:54 pm

  54. 96 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    The DC AG says “We want some of that action too, dammit!” 😊

  55. August 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, June 3 2020
    “A conversation with President Obama:
    Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence
    President Obama joins local and national leaders in the police reform movement, to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks, the history of police violence in America, and specific action steps needed to transform a system that has led to the loss of too many lives.”

  56. 98 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Mrs. O. is most definitely not alone.

  57. August 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

  58. 105 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm

  59. August 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    BOOM

  60. 107 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    In other words, Trump being Trump

  61. 108 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Same as it ever was.

  62. 109 nena20409
    August 6, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    • 110 nena20409
      August 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      • 111 nena20409
        August 6, 2020 at 3:24 pm

  63. August 6, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    DO NOT GO THERE

  64. 115 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    DO NOT fly Southwest Air!

  65. August 6, 2020 at 3:40 pm

  66. August 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Chris Hayes on Evictions:
    “In New Orleans, Natasha Blunt a grandmother who also lost her job in the pandemic and owes thousands of dollars in back rent, told a reporter “I don’t have any money now. I don’t know what to do.”
    People’s belongings piled up in front of their home – this is someone’s life you’re looking at. And beyond the cruelty, this is the stupidest thing you can do public health wise in the middle of a pandemic. Forcing people out of their homes to live either in increasingly crowded shelters, or into crowded houses with other family and friends. And it is something that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and president Donald Trump and the rest of republicans could end today, by passing the legislation that House Democrats passed months ago, and sign it into law. And they’re not doing it.”

  67. 122 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Perfect choice

  68. August 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm

  69. 124 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm

  70. 125 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Damn that’s cold, even for them.

  71. 126 Dudette
    August 6, 2020 at 4:23 pm


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