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Democracy Diverted: Polling Place Closures and the Right to Vote civilrights.org/democracy-dive… via @civilrightsorg #RestoreTheVRA
In the 6 years since Shelby County v. Holder gutted key voter protections, more than 1,600 polling sites have been closed in 13 states. It's time for Congress to act: tell them to #RestoreTheVOTE and pass the VRAA! bit.ly/PassVRAA
Voter suppression in Texas. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
Voter suppression in Georgia. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
Voter suppression in Arizona. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
IOW folk are living in a dream world if they think we can turn red states blue and kick Trump out of the WH without forcefully confronting and dismantling the GOP’s racist disenfranchisement of Black and Latino voters across the country or securing the damn election system.
Voter suppression in Louisiana and Mississippi. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
Voter suppression in Alabama and North Carolina. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
Voter suppression in Alaska. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
It’s NO coincidence that the “megaclosure” states have been trending purple due to demographic change, the 2013 dismantling of the VRA was meant to be a lifeline for the GOP and Jim Crow. civilrights.org/democracy-dive…
In case you still aren’t catching my drift, this is why they don’t want Black or Latino people to vote in 2020 and why the VRA was weakened right after Obama won his 2nd term:
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