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Jan
22

Voting Rights Legislation


114 Responses to “Voting Rights Legislation”


  1. January 13, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    This is urgent! I loathe Sinema and Manchin as well as every craven GOP MOC and conservative on SCOTUS who seems to prefer autocracy to democracy. People in AZ and WV, please call your Senators and plead for a change of heart to get these necessary bills passed.

    • 2 Obama Grandmama
      January 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      I remember seeing Sinema do a dramatic thumb signal much like McCain did in some bill this last year. She had strategically positioned herself in a crucial voting position that would claim herself to be a maverick like McCain. At that point plus noticing she consistently ducks journalists trying to get her take on an issue I became convinced that she is in politics for attention not ideology. Joe Manchin is compromised with his donors, family’s holdings and coal affiliations. I believe he is a DINO and will not represent our Democratic ideals. Sad!

  2. January 13, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Former President Barack Obama:
    We need to follow John Lewis’ example and fight for our democracy

    “The world, and future generations, will be watching,” Obama writes as he calls on Senate to “do the right thing” and pass legislation to protect voting rights.”

    (https://www.usatoday.com/opinion/)

  3. January 13, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    President Biden:
    “I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets, please deal with misinformation and disinformation that is shown. It has to stop.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/01/13/biden-tells-media-fox-news-to-stop-the-covid-misinformation.html)

  4. 7 jer44
    January 13, 2022 at 8:25 pm

  5. January 13, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Don’t get how the filibuster has been carved up 160 times used for tax cuts for the wealthy, voting on supreme court nominations. We’re talking about a carve out for voting rights…and not ‘throwing out the filibuster’.

  6. 9 Obama Grandmama
    January 13, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Seems to me that the GOP getting back in power means they would immediately go back to 50+ to pass anything. They would not respect the idea of giving the minority political party more power. So I believe both Sinema and Manchin are both DINOs that may switch to GOP party soon. I have read of people that want to have Primary opposition against them, but they are both Senators with six year terms so I do not think that would not leverage fear towards compliance as it seems to in the GOP party.

  7. 16 jer44
    January 14, 2022 at 11:12 am

    LIVE NOW:

    Sec. Buttigieg On Details Of Infrastructure Law – https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

  8. January 14, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    TGIF, TOD Fam! 🎶Everything is Everything🎶 Have a blessed weekend! 💞

  9. 18 jer44
    January 14, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    LIVE: President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  10. January 14, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Good news…the 15th Amendment is still there:

    “Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

    • January 14, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      Is GOPQKoch also trying to re-write this amendment via S & M who claim to support democracy
      whlle imposing their will on the will of their party and the majority of American people as they set the stage for another permanent would-be dictator who will pollute and gouge and get richer in the name of freedom.

  11. 23 jer44
    January 14, 2022 at 1:56 pm

  12. 27 jer44
    January 14, 2022 at 2:12 pm

  13. 29 Dudette
    January 14, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Lookie what we got! ❤️😁

  14. January 14, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    “And that brings me to the announcement I want to make today that’s just part of the infrastructure bill.
    My Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes the largest investment in our nation’s bridges since the creation of the Interstate Highway System. Bridges to connect us. Bridges to make America work.

    Across our country right now, there are 45,000 bridges — 45,000 — that are in poor condition.
    We’re seeing photos of some of them behind me in all 50 states.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/01/14/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-law-4/)

  15. January 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyb9b7mOSNs)

    Michigan attorney general refers probe of fake electors to federal prosecutors

    “Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel talks with Rachel Maddow about why she believes the Republican scheme to submit a fake slate of electors for the 2020 election to the National Archives and the U.S. Senate not only warrants criminal investigation but should be handed by federal investigators.”

  16. January 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    The Blood Will Be On Their Hands As Conservative SCOTUS Majority Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate

    “In a 6-3 ruling, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court ruled that President Biden’s employer vaccine or test mandate was unconstitutional.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/01/13/the-blood-will-be-on-their-hands-as-conservative-scotus-majority-blocks-biden-vaccine-mandate.html)

    —-their argument was more pathetic than Sinema’s. Try again.

  17. January 14, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Groups try to block laws that hurt Native voters
    Western Native Voice and Montana Native Vote say the laws would harm their efforts to ensure Native Americans can vote #NativeVote22

    HELENA, Mont. —
    “Organizations that participate in get-out-the-vote efforts on Montana’s Native American reservations are asking a judge to temporarily block two laws they say are part of an effort to disenfranchise Native voters.”

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/groups-try-to-block-laws-that-hurt-native-voters)

  18. January 14, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    The ‘incorrigible’ Thunder Before the Storm
    AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt spent a lifetime challenging authority

    by Mark Trahant
    “Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun introduced himself. He said he was from the Three Fire Society, Gathering of the Sacred Pipes, a Sun Dancer, and the American Indian Movement.

    “My spirit name is Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun,” he said. “The translation of that is Thunder Before the Storm.”

    Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun said he was only 11-years-old when a Becker County judge gave him another name, “Incorrigible.”

    Clyde Bellecourt died Tuesday at 85.

    There is a story here. Or a story layered on another story. Make that stories.

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/the-incorrigible-thunder-before-the-storm)

    —truly incredible lifestory, thank you.

  19. January 14, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    On this Friday some things we know:
    ARP passed and cut childhood poverty by 40%. Record low unemployment. 15,000 bridges will be repaired.
    200 million Americans are vaccinated. The President Is here for us no matter what, thx Joe.
    …………….

    A mind seeing beings as equal,
    Not creating discrimination,
    Entering the realm of real truth:
    This is what work should be done.
    (Awakening by Light, The Flower Ornament)

  20. January 14, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Pundits will spin, but it is not the fault of the President that Sinema and Manchin are bought off.

    Rather it is
    KOCH’s wish to flush the Federal Government down the drain,
    O & G and Coal globally doing everything they can to prevent climate action,
    Libertarianism…fascism…
    potato-potàto.

    • 45 tnmtngirl1
      January 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

      TRUTH, brp. Sadly, but it is what it is.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      Agree.

    • January 14, 2022 at 10:14 pm

      A tangent, I know, but I’d like to politely point out that the prior INCUMBENT was a scumbag, life-long criminal, cruel, disgusting psychopath and conman. Drives me insane to see and hear President Biden (Joe!) getting undercut from every direction when he’s 100000X better than what we had. No question, Americans have amnesia, a 10 second attention span and expect instant gratification. OK, I’ll stop. DAMMIT.

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  23. January 15, 2022 at 6:18 am

    If the show “Ain’t Too Proud, the life & times of The Temptations” comes to your area, go see it! It’s brilliantly done. We went & at finale, the entire theater was up, our collective feet moving in our few sq inches! Amazing cast, outstanding orchestra! Yes! 💞💃🎼🎶

    • January 15, 2022 at 6:23 am

      P.S. you have to prove vax shots to get in & masks at all times. 💞😷 I was really impressed by the whole logistics & due diligence throughout!

  24. 55 jer44
    January 15, 2022 at 12:14 pm

  25. January 15, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    How Decades of Halting Breakthroughs led to mRNA Vaccines

    The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics.

    “The vaccines were possible only because of efforts in three areas.
    The first began more than 60 years ago with the discovery of mRNA, the genetic molecule that helps cells make proteins. A few decades later, two scientists in Pennsylvania decided to pursue what seemed like a pipe dream: using the molecule to command cells to make tiny pieces of viruses that would strengthen the immune system.

    The second effort took place in the private sector, as biotechnology companies in Canada in the budding field of gene therapy — the modification or repair of genes to treat diseases — searched for a way to protect fragile genetic molecules so they could be safely delivered to human cells.

    The third crucial line of inquiry began in the 1990s, when the U.S. government embarked on a multibillion-dollar quest to find a vaccine to prevent AIDS. That effort funded a group of scientists who tried to target the all-important “spikes” on H.I.V. viruses that allow them to invade cells. The work has not resulted in a successful H.I.V. vaccine. But some of these researchers, including Dr. Graham, veered from the mission and eventually unlocked secrets that allowed the spikes on coronaviruses to be mapped instead.

    In early 2020, these different strands of research came together.
    The spike of the Covid virus was encoded in mRNA molecules. Those molecules were wrapped in a protective layer of fat and poured into small glass vials. When the shots went in arms less than a year later, recipients’ cells responded by producing proteins that resembled the spikes — and that trained the body to attack the coronavirus.

    The extraordinary tale proved the promise of basic scientific research:
    that once in a great while, old discoveries can be plucked from obscurity to make history.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/15/health/mrna-vaccine.html)

    = Decades >>>> decades >>>> pls remember.

  26. 58 jer44
    January 15, 2022 at 3:25 pm

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    January 15, 2022 at 3:39 pm

  28. 60 ggail44
    January 15, 2022 at 4:45 pm

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  30. 62 ggail44
    January 15, 2022 at 5:07 pm

  31. 63 jer44
    January 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm

  32. 64 jer44
    January 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm

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  36. January 16, 2022 at 9:52 am

    To be clear the Republicans will never vote to protect the voting rights of the sons and daughters of former enslaved people…#FullStop…

    it seems that the press and others are tone death to this…you have Republicans in the states doing everything they can to nullify the votes of black folks…do they really expect the GOPCongress to pass laws to protect those rights..

  37. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Wrote this (sorry it’s so long!) about 5 years ago, on the MLK birthday. Still makes me want to cry.

    ***

    The boy from Troy

    It was more as though
    He were recounting a dream
    And I cried like a little child does
    After experiencing a bad dream
    When I heard John Lewis
    Speak to those assembled
    At the My Brother’s Keeper event
    In Miami on Dr. King’s birthday.

    He spoke of his youth
    Working the family farm
    In rural Alabama
    When he prayed with his Bible
    When he preached
    ” … to the chickens …
    who listened to me better than
    some of my colleagues in the
    House of Representatives, today”
    And everyone in the room laughed.

    He spoke of his journey
    Through school
    And about the teacher who admonished,
    “Read! Read!”
    And how eventually he met
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    And introduced himself as
    John Robert Lewis
    And how Dr. King called him
    “The boy from Troy.”

    I cried when he spoke
    Almost as though it were a dream
    Of his journey
    Working with civil rights activists
    Sitting in the “White Waiting Room”
    When the Klan attacked them
    In my lifetime
    How one of the men who had beaten him
    That day
    Came to his office at the Capitol Building
    Decades later, to apologize
    And the former Klansman started crying.
    And Congressman Lewis repeated
    “Hate is too heavy a burden to bear”
    As Dr. King had said.

    “Never give up
    Never give in
    Stand up
    Speak up
    You have a moral obligation
    To do something and
    Not be quiet,”
    He said.

    John Robert Lewis said A. Philip Randolph
    Had told them, speaking of the slaves
    And the slaveholders,
    “We’re all in the same boat, now.”
    We are one people, one family,
    We all live in the same house
    The American house.

    “Stay in school
    Study
    Read! Read, my child!
    Use your education
    Thank your teachers
    Register to vote,”
    He said.

    And then John Lewis told
    Those who heard him at the
    My Brother’s Keeper event
    And reminded me, while I was crying
    That when he was 23 years old
    In my lifetime
    He joined Dr. King
    At the March in Washington in 1963
    And President Kennedy had invited them
    To the White House
    And it was only
    Months before Kennedy was assassinated.

    And he talked about Selma
    And how he had brought
    Something to read
    In case he went to jail.
    And something to eat
    In case he went to jail.
    And how they had asked
    The State Troopers
    If they could kneel in prayer
    Before the State Troopers
    Took them to jail
    After they had beaten them.

    “I wish you well
    Go for it, just go for it
    People are praying for you
    Stay away from violence
    Never hate,”
    He said.

    Today when we heard him
    It was like a dream
    And all we could do was cry
    With tears of
    Incredible and
    Unexplained longing
    For the days when
    So much was won
    By “the boy from Troy”
    And those who taught him what
    Good trouble
    Meant.

  38. January 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    • January 16, 2022 at 2:33 pm

  39. January 16, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    HOW DOES THIS END
    VOX

    Where the crisis in American democracy might be headed.

    (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22814025/democracy-trump-january-6-capitol-riot-election-violence))

    —-Scenarios for what our future could look like…settle in…worth the read.

    • January 16, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      For me…i am tired of the doom and gloom…and the woe is me crowd…all this does is depress the vote…

      as JOB wrote in her poem…John Lewis …never gave up…never gave in…We can do no less…We Can Do No Less!!

      • January 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm

        America is only 246 years old, not even a teen on the world stage where growing up can be hard.

        imo you have to love the unlovable, accept the unwelcome truth, look at history, possible future scenarios.

        –Then stand up and do something about it.

      • 91 mtmarilyn
        January 17, 2022 at 10:35 am

        Thank you Sheila! So many personal things happening it has been vry easy for me to get depressed and feel doom and gloom. But just listening so some of John Lewis’s talks fils me with resolve. We can never give up!

      • 92 Betsy
        January 17, 2022 at 6:24 pm

        I feel the same way Sheila. Never give up, never give in…we can do no less.

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  41. 94 ggail44
    January 16, 2022 at 3:11 pm

  42. 95 ggail44
    January 16, 2022 at 3:15 pm

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  46. 100 pkayden
    January 16, 2022 at 10:12 pm

  47. 101 jer44
    January 17, 2022 at 9:27 am

  48. 102 jer44
    January 17, 2022 at 10:15 am

    LIVE NOW:


    MLK III leads march across DC’s Frederick Douglass bridge

  49. 105 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Great thread of MLKJr. photos

  50. 106 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 11:40 am

    A thread of hypocrites

  51. January 17, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Senator Warnock Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan 14 2022

    “You cannot remember. Dr. King and dismember his legacy at the same time. It is a contradiction.”

  52. 112 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 11:57 am

    ❤️

  53. 113 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Mrs. O! Tune in tonight!

  54. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2022 at 12:10 am


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