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Head of NAACP Compares Voter ID Laws to Civil Rights Struggles of 1960s

 
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Head of NAACP Compares Voter ID Laws to Civil Rights Struggles of 1960s
Everyone i know has an ID to show! They are only doing this for the latino vote period. They could give a shit less about the latinos otherwise!

The head of the NAACP on Monday compared the group’s fight against voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said these are “Selma and Montgomery times,” referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations. He challenged those attending the NAACP’s annual convention to redouble their efforts to get out the vote in November.

“We must overwhelm the rising tide of voting suppression with the high tide of registration and mobilization and motivation and protection,” he said.

“Simply put, the NAACP will never stand by as any state tries to encode discrimination into law,” Jealous said.


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Re: Head of NAACP Compares Voter ID Laws to Civil Rights Struggles of 1960s
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What most people fail to realize is that ID's were historically used for freed slaves, limiting their rights in the process. Now, of course, everyone has them, and they are still being used to limit rights.

In fact, it could be said that ID's are ONLY used to limit rights. I personally have NO government ID, does that mean I have unalienable rights?
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What most people fail to realize is that ID's were historically used for freed slaves, limiting their rights in the process. Now, of course, everyone has them, and they are still being used to limit rights.

In fact, it could be said that ID's are ONLY used to limit rights. I personally have NO government ID, does that mean I have unalienable rights?
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No, it just means you cant vote!
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Victims forever should be the motto.

He waters down the real struggle that people actually facing real "Jim Crow" laws of the era had to face.

OMG I have to show an ID for something.

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Cashing someone else's check.

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Victims forever should be the motto.

He waters down the real struggle that people actually facing real "Jim Crow" laws of the era had to face.

OMG I have to show an ID for something.

violin

Beer.
Gun sales.
Cigarettes.
Rated R movie.
Cashing your check
Getting pulled over.
Renting an apartment.
Applying for a car loan.
Cashing someone else's check.

Oh the humanity.
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LOL @ Cashing someone elses check!
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Re: Head of NAACP Compares Voter ID Laws to Civil Rights Struggles of 1960s
I don't know about other states, but in NJ, in order to vote in any election, you must 1) be registered, 2) sign in at time of voting (where poll workers check your signature and address against the signature and address from your original registration). 3) Poll workers have the right (and duty) to challenge anyone whose signature is questionable.

Now, where this all breaks down for me is at the time of registration, what kind of ID is required? I'm pretty sure since I registered over 20 years ago, there was no photo ID, just a driver's license with no picture.
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