Black People : 33 Politicans Try to Stop Voting Rights for Blacks

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    Voting Rights Hall of Shame

    By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist
    July 24, 2006

    After defeating several amendments that would have neutered legislation to renew key sections of the Voting Rights Act set to expire next year, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act last week by a vote of 390-33. No Democrat voted against the bill and Republicans approved it by a margin of 192-33. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to easily win approval before the August recess.

    We should never forget the 33 members of the Hall of Shame: Jo Bonner and Terry Everett of Alabama; Trent Franks and John B. Shadegg of Arizona; Wally Herger, John T. Doolittle, Edward R. Royce, Gary G. Miller, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, all of California; Joel Hefly and Thomas G. Tancredo of Colorado; Tom Price, John Linder, Lynn A. Westmoreland, Charlie Norwood, Nathan Deal and Phil Gingrey, all of Georgia; Dan Burton of Indiana, Iowa's Steve King, Richard H. Baker of Louisiana, Roscoe G. Barlett of Maryland, New Jersey's Scott Garrett; Virginia Foxx and Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina; South Carolina's J. Gresham Barrett, John J. Duncan Jr. from Tennessee and six from Texas: Sam Johnson, Jeb Hensarling, Joe Barton, K. Michael Conaway, Mac Thornberry and Ron Paul.

    Not voting were Julia Carson, a Congressional Black Caucus member from Indiana; Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Lane Evans of Illinois, Missouri's Sam Graves, Michael McNulty from New York, Annie M. Northup from Kentucky, Pete Sessions of Texas, Louise McIntosh Slaughter of New York and Todd Tiahrt of Kansas.

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    Family ... i thot the renewal of our right to vote was a legend myth??!!!

    Is this true ... they periodically decide if we can vote ????

    I wonder why the Black Caucus Member didn't vote ??

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