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Seeta Persaud
Seeta Persaud

Happy New Year CI! Sorry I am so late.   I am emerging from all the holiday festivities. Distressing article, but  right on point, Nancy.  Thank you for making this info so easily accessible!

Vikki
Vikki

Coming in super-late, but wanted to chime in and say thank you for breaking all this information down into manageable pieces. One of the outcomes of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's Movement gathering this past November was a resolution to register 1 million (formerly incarcerated) voters for this year's election:  http://unprison.com/2011/11/10/out-of-l-a-ficpm-will-register-1-million-voters-opposed-to-mass-incarceration/  
and
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/voting-for-change/Content?oid=3137109

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

thank you vikki!

greatly appreciate the links  -- wonderful!

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Thank you sage - so glad to see you !

here is to 2012!

TiMT
TiMT

Right backatcha (((((Kay)))))

TiMT
TiMT

Happy New Year indie and hope all is well with you.

Looking forward to your essay on the VRA challenges. Thanks!

TiMT
TiMT

Ruby the great. It has been a long time. Skipping over the details, I am fired up and ready to go as of the New Years. My short break from politics is over and ready to kick some you know what.

Nice to see you always and Happy New Year my sistah!

TiMT
TiMT

What can I say sister Nancy except say that your essay is beautifully done!

This is a message for all ears to hear. We may look like we are living in a post racial society but systemic racism is everywhere and has been alive for decades even after the Civil Rights Act and each day the Republican's are looking to find a way to cheat us by passing bogus laws that will disenfranchise many people of color.

Today more than ever, we must expose these coded bigoted acts of the Republicans and their racists policies. We must ensure that every American of voting age has their one vote protected.

Nancy, you have done a great job showing the effect these Republican legislations has had on voting rights to date and it's effect will indeed have massive implications in the 2012 election. A reason for all of us to not be complacent and working hard to register new voters.

I am fired up and ready to go! Happy New Year!

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Fired Up and Ready to go here too!

Great to see you -- Happy New Year and thanks!

Yes We Will!  Again! :)

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

Hey, folks, my regular sign-in isn't working tonight, so I'm commenting and "liking" as a guest.  So if you see "and 1 more person" on your recs, that's probably me!  I'll try to get this sorted out, but it won't happen tonight!

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

thanks Kay -- disqus is not always user friendly :(

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

I could use a social media sign-in, but I am so contrarian about that!  

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

i'm with you!

anyway we always are fond of "and one more person" :)

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

Happy New Year to you, pal.  Yes, yes on the John Roberts history.

Here in Montana, our state supreme court recently delivered a resounding rebuke to Citizens United.  Read here: 

 http://www.truth-out.org/montana-state-supreme-court-citizens-united-not-welcome-here/1325688926

It makes me very proud of our state court, which also, just over a year ago, ruled in favor of a lesbian mom. 

But you KNOW we're going to be on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court.  

TiMT
TiMT

How are you doing sistah Kay? Happy New Year!

I agree that the SCOTUS is so politicized and tarnished in so many ways the collision has caused so much pain already. I don't see it acting in fairness and if I may say so...some of the people on the bench are the worst type of bigots. Unless that bench is cleaned up, there ain't going to be fairness to carry the law as intended. I would think a couple of seats will have to be replaced during the next President's term. That by itself is a reason for me to work harder.

Glad to hear Montana ain't having the BS. 

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

saw that the other day Kay -- wow!

more power to them

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Yes!! the 18th is perfect!!

yes emma is still off for another month or so with the baby

if you need a contact there while she is away i can pass one on to you indie..

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

you are so right about Roberts

the decision to make him -- and at such a young age -- Chief Justice -- was another brillantly vil move

And we have seen what it has wrought in a series of very politically motivated case choice and  bad bad decisions..

Sigh..

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

does the week after next work indie??

we have an Equal Justice update on Paradise Lost for next  week

but the following is perfect

and i will visit :)

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Thank you Ruby!

and yes to all you said -- we have got to do this !

Happy New Year to you my friend -- thanks for being here

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

hi, indie.  The Voting Rights Act is indeed in danger, and I think your  piece will be so important.   look forward to reading it.

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

hi, ruby---good to see you.  And you're so right.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

excellent!!

thank you so much  - you are the one to do this

and please link us to your blog -- i'll visit :)

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Happy New Year indie!

and yes yes yes to VRA challenges! Will you do this for us?

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock

Superb, Nancy, and thank you.  Voter suppression comes in all forms -
and it only ever advantages the Right, no matter what form it comes in.

I'll be working GOTV for President Obama and for Sen. Jon Tester here in Montana.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

btw the recent Greenwald debacle is  a case in point re criminalizing narratives --

more at TPV

http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/01/its-no-joke-glenn-greenwald-rape-and.html#disqus_thread

TiMT
TiMT

First day blogging in the New Year and more to come but I will have to read the GG debacle now as it seems that self righteous ass has again gone over board. I had missed it at TPV and heading out there now. Thanks.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Here is to our best ever GOTV efforts in 2012!

Lots of work ahead!

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  1. […] effort to suppress the vote in communities of color through both legal and extra-legal means. Criminal InJustice last wrote about voting retractions prior to the 2012 election. Since then, in addition to the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, 22 states […]