Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Let America Vote

“All types of conniving methods are still being used to prevent negroes from becoming registered voters. The denial of this sacred right is a tragic betrayal of the highest mandates of our democratic tradition.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. in the historic “Give Us the Ballot” speech delivered on May 17, 1957 ​— 60 years ago today.

Decades later, we're still working to remove barriers to the ballot box. The poll taxes and literacy tests of Dr. King's time are today's voter ID and obscure domicile requirements.

The tactics may be different, but the goal is the same: So some politicians can keep their jobs and power by way of disenfranchising voters. 

Listening to Dr. King's "Give Us the Ballot" speech reminds us that we must be vigilant, vocal and organize to protect voting rights for all Americans.

Let America Vote

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