@BarbaraSb @Winston_Jones_3r @_SarahElla_ogna Protection from insurrection & invasion with the advantage of support from local (state) governments. Not some paranoid doots pissed because other folks have voting rights and meeting at some tricked-out man cave and equipped at the Walmart. They are the insurrection.
ICYMI: The Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that former felons must pay all outstanding fines and fees before having their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment passed in 2018.
On this day honoring Dr. King, I was in the Richard Russell Building. It’s where the Senate honors a man whose “conservative coalition” silently smothered civil & voting rights for decades. The statue and the building are reminders the Senate often has favored power over justice.
53 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson. I shed a little blood on that bridge in Selma and friends of mine gave their lives so that no person would be denied their right to vote. Now do your part—get registered, and vote. #goodtrouble
Yesterday I asked Kavanaugh whether or not he believed Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act — which prohibits state and local voting laws that discriminate on the basis of race or color— was constitutional. He refused to answer.
The next Supreme Court justice could shift the court to the right for decades, with devastating consequences for reproductive rights, health care, workers' rights, and voting rights.