10 September 2012

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US: Not Allowed to Vote?!

The following is an email (and a cool video) from our friends of Brave New Foundation regarding the attempts made by some rather anti-democratic kind of people to roll back the clock and take away people’s right to vote in America... Yes, it is happening in the US, not in the UK (yet) but we do know that if those people succeed there, that will encourage some like-minded peeps to try that here as well. Hence why I'm very happy to share them (the email and video) with all you guys.

Enjoy!

Loup Dargent

 
The Email:
Dear Loup,

Are you as furious as we are about the efforts to roll back the clock and take away people’s right to vote? It has us mad, but sometimes satire and humor is the best way to reach people. So take a look, have a laugh, and then use video to spread the word.

Voter disenfranchisement is a very real issue that could affect more than 20 million voters this year. We have partnered with our friends at NAACP to create a video that will help people understand how absurd the claims of those who want to limit voting rights are. Take a look at “A Dangerous World” and pass it on to your friends to stop the limiting of citizens’ rights.

In 2011 there were 24 new laws and 2 executive actions restricting the right to vote in 19 states.* There is proposed legislation in 33 states right now that will further limit minorities, youth and senior citizens from voting. We have a chance to change people’s thinking on this issue. Watch the video then send it to your friends, family, and co-workers. Let’s make sure everyone realizes how ridiculous the claims are and how devastating laws around voter ID and voter disenfranchisement will be to our country.

Thanks for your support.

Best,
Robert Greenwald

PS – If you are a member of CREDO, please go to their page and vote for our Rethink Afghanistan project.

*The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

The Video: