Black People Politics : Politics From The Black Perspective

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Politics From The Black Perspective
    Group Maintained by Monetary and Clyde C. Coger, Jr.

    Discuss political issues and how politics affect the Black Community


    .......Family (Destee.com Community)...The above Social Group has been formed and will have its first Chat Room Session this Saturday, April 30th at 6:00PM Eastern. Please come to the Chat Room prepared to voice your political concerns.

    Prior to the meeting, click this link to join the Group: http://destee.com/forums/group.php?groupid=14

    Then post your concerns, topic suggestions and issues to this link:


    Voice Chat Time and Topic?
    http://destee.com/forums/group.php?do=discuss&discussionid=20


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  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Politics From The Black Perspective
    Group Maintained by Monetary and Clyde C. Coger, Jr.

    Discuss political issues and how politics affect the Black Community

    .......A Hot button issue on the table for discussion:

     
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    i wont be able to make this weeks meeting, but I wanted to join the group.

    Thanks, Bro Clyde
     
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    .......No problem abstract219...joining the group however is easy...we intend to have many more that you may be able to attend; if not, leave your issues or topics and follow-up at a later date.

     
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    Politics From The Black Perspective

    MEETING SYNOPSIS

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Background

    The Voting Rights Act (VR Act) bans racial discrimination in voting practices by the federal government as well as by state and local governments.
    Passed in 1965 after a century of deliberate and violent denial of the vote to African-Americans in the South and Latinos in the Southwest – as well as many years of entrenched electoral systems that shut out citizens with limited fluency in English – the VRA is often held up as the most effective civil rights law ever enacted. It is widely regarded as enabling the enfranchisement of millions of minority voters and diversifying the electorate and legislative bodies at all levels of American government.

    Congress has reauthorized the VRA five times, most recently in 2006, when both the House and the Senate approved the measure overwhelmingly in a bipartisan manner. Congress conducted over 20 hearings, heard from over 50 expert witnesses, and collected over 17,000 pages of testimony documenting the continued need for and constitutionality of the statute.

    The 2006 reauthorization renewed several key protections, Election Day monitors, and Justice Department pre-approval of voting changes. The protections are currently set to expire in 2031.

    Group discussion ensued on the following highlights:

    - Current controversies relating to Section 5 of the VR Act

    - The possibile weakening or abolishment of the VR Act

    - The vulnerability minorities are opened up to with its current renewal agreement

    - Section 5 covers Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia with the exception of eight counties and three cities in Virginia – Should other states be included?

    - Advantages to all minorities collectively working together to ensure Congress maintains the integrity of the Act

    Group discussed and agreed to table this topic and work on the following action items:

    - Identify a Political Action Committee (PAC) group

    - Spread awareness of the impact of the VR Act to the Destee.com community and other communities at large

    - Explore collaborative opportunities to strengthen our charge and push this referendum forward

    - Develop a white paper to our respective State representatives and other parties of political influence

    Respectfully Submitted By:

    Proverbs31Woman
     
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    .......Thank you for these well done minutes sister Proverbs31Woman...btw, we've got a little something to talk about this Saturday with President Obama getting Osama Bin Laden, see you there.

     
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    A headline for Saturday's talk:

    Do Politicians Discriminate Against Constituents?

    A Yale study looked at how race affects the responsive of state legislators in requests for help with registering to vote.

    "Their idea was simple and elegant," Ezra Klein notes. "They posed as a voter and e-mailed thousands of state legislators asking for help registering. Actually, I guess I should say they posed as two different voters. One fake voter, 'DeShawn Jackson,' had a black name, and the other, 'Jake Mueller,' had a white name."

    Requests to white legislators from the black voter received fewer replies, even when controlling for partisanship. Minority lawmakers did the opposite and responded more frequently.

    Link to the study report: http://butler.research.yale.edu/papers/AJPS_Discriminate.pdf

    Have a conflict Saturday. Look forward to a good talk next week.

    Changes_Changes



    .......Okay Family, this is a 35 page report and its extremely interesting.

     
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    What has been the president's statement regarding this, to date?
     
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    Quoted by Ankhur

    What has been the president's statement regarding this, to date?


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/31/AR2009033104425.html

    The latest court decision allows juristictions that are covered by Section 5 of the VR Act to "opt-out" should they change any voting regulations, as otherwise, they would need federal approval (which is costly), which takes away the protection it was instituted for.

    The Politics From the Black Perspective Group is exploring the current status of the VR Act, although, from research thus far, it appears that the court has made it's decision and it's being upheld.

    Have you joined this group or intend to? I implore that you do as we can benefit from your input and guidance, and it appears that you have a vested interest.
     
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    Thank you but I decline to join at this time.
     
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