Recognizing I am probably breaking any number of rules here, there is a diary that deserves to be noticed NOW but is slipping quietly off the page. So, this is a personal diary rescue.
DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!
Instead go to the deserving one and rec it. Prairie View Students March to Vote (TX) - now w/photo link
Over at Burnt Orange Report, this story was promoted to the front page by Karl-Thomas with this note:
(There are few times when political stories touch the soul. But I have read this post, and all the links therein, a couple times now, and I have an emotional upwelling that is indescribable. My hat is off to the teachers for their understanding, the students for their courage, and Dan Grant for walking with the students in this 7.3 mile march for voter rights. - promoted by Karl-Thomas Musselman)
I couldn't have said it better, for I have also read the story several times, followed the links, and looked at the pictures. This is an historic event, and deserves the attention of our Kommunity.
Here is the first paragraph. For more, please go to the diary here at Daily Kos or here at Burnt Orange Report.
You'll be proud, you'll be angry, you'll remember what this election is really all about.
Early voting starts today in Texas. In Waller County, a primarily rural county about 60 miles outside Houston, the county made the decision to offer only one early voting location: at the County Courthouse in Hempstead, TX, the county seat.
Prairie View A&M students organized to protest the decision, because they felt it hindered their ability to vote. For background, Prairie View A&M is one of Texas' historically Black universities. It has a very different demographic feel than the rest of the county. There has been a long history of dispute over what the students feel is disenfranchisement. There was a lot of outrage in 2006, when students felt they were unfairly denied the right to vote when their registrations somehow did not get processed.