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  •  And every Democrat in TX needs to get (25+ / 0-)

    into groups to help folks get ID.  I've already helped an 89 year old woman here in SC get a picture ID.  She had no birth certificate as she was born in a house.  She's lived in the same town her whole life.  Everyone knows her.  She's voted since she was allowed to.  But SC's voter ID law was threatening to be passed, so a few of us helped her. Affidavits had to be filed, the cost of all the legal work was near $1,000.  Trips to the various lawyers' and then the DMV had to be arranged for an 89-year-old who doesn't drive.  But 4 of us got it done.  With fund-raising from lawyer's groups.

    Every single person on this website needs to get into this kind of volunteer work and get everyone an ID.  Set up charity funds to pay for the ID.  Agitate at the state government level to make the IDs free.  

    And get to work.  NOW.  To get this paperwork shit in order.  And when the 2014 elections come around, the republicans won't know what fucking hit them.  They are going down, but unless we, the lowly regular people, get into the act, it won't happen.

    So, anyone who wants a "safe" way to be an activist, that doesn't involved being in the street, get involved this way.  Please.

    Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

    by PsychoSavannah on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 04:59:19 AM PDT

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    •  Right on! (7+ / 0-)

      If we had taken care to start this five years ago this ruling would have been nearly meaningless.  Let's make it that way now!

      Thank you for what you've done and what you propose!

      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Vatexia on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 05:07:44 AM PDT

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      •  Near meaningless? (4+ / 0-)

        Not so.  This ruling prohibits the DOJ from stopping state actions such as redistricting to dilute the consequence of minority votes, changing rules for voting only in minority districts (such as hours the polls in those districts are open or the number of polling places opened in those districts), reducing early voting times and places, and a whole host of other actions that make voting more difficult - or impossible - for students, the elderly and minorities or dilute their votes.  None of this is "near meaningless."

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 06:16:09 AM PDT

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        •  true enough (0+ / 0-)

          Still, the ID issue can and should be solved. It should have been solved years ago. Lack of proof of identity marginalizes people in activities other than voting.

          but your point is correct. the Republicans are trying to make it hard for people of color to vote in many ways.

          Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

          by Vatexia on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 05:47:12 AM PDT

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