Jim Crow is Back

Jim Crow is Back

Dear James,

Jim Crow is back.

https://lwv.simpledonate.org/appeal.aspx?PID=&CID=EC0059&FNAME=James&SOURCE=EN0910TR&HPC=25&F=2

The sinister spirit of hateful Jim Crow laws, established in the previous century to keep African Americans in the South from voting, is resurfacing across the country. A new generation of partisan special interests is working to disenfranchise people they view as a threat to their political power in the 2008 elections.

That is why I am writing to you with great urgency and asking you to help us fight back against this assault on our democracy by joining the League of Women Voters, with a gift of $25, $35, $55 or more today.

It is critical for the League — as the number one advocate for your voting rights — to take immediate action to ensure the integrity of your vote and the 2008 elections.

So I’m reaching out to citizens like you all across the country because at this very moment, some politicians are engaged in an orchestrated, election year effort to cut many Americans out of the democratic process. In Congress, state legislatures, and at the local level, the powers that be are attempting to pass discriminatory laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls. And now the U.S. Supreme Court has joined in these efforts, with its recent decision to uphold Indiana’s blatantly discriminatory voter ID law.

Heralded by its supporters as a much-needed defense against voter fraud, the photo ID requirement is the 21st century version of Jim Crow.

With the 2008 elections looming, only the League has the independence, credibility, and grassroots strength to take on the entrenched political interests that are trying to hijack the election process for their own partisan ends.

Our opponents will only succeed if people of principle like you and me sit on the sidelines and let them win. It’s time to put Jim Crow back where he belongs — in the history books. Please help the League get the job done by becoming part of the League of Women Voters today.

Sincerely,

Mary G. Wilson

President, LWVUS

P.S. By becoming part of the League of Women Voters today, you will send a powerful message to the powerbrokers and government insiders who are working to manipulate the vote for partisan gain. Please join today!

Copyright © 2008 League of Women Voters, 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036-4508.

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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