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  • Yvonne Brooks
    Hey my good friends and family--please read this and pass it on--also >contact you local government officials stating your desire that the voting >act be
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2003
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      Hey my good friends and family--please read this and pass it on--also
      >contact you local government officials stating your desire that the voting
      >act be made into law. Thanks for your time
      >
      >
      >Camille Cosby's Speech
      >
      > Camille Cosby just made a reference about the Voting Rights Act in
      >her most recent open letter on racism. This is extremely important. PLEASE
      >PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN!!!!!!
      >
      > We are quickly approaching the 21st Century and we were wondering,
      >and when I say we, I mean others of us out there who wonder if everyone
      >else out there knows what the significance of the year 2007 is to Black
      >America?
      >
      > Did you know that our right to VOTE will expire in the year 2007?
      >Seriously! The Voters Rights Act signed in 1965 by Lyndon B. Johnson was
      >just an ACT. It was not made a law. In 1982, Ronald Reagan amended the
      >Voters Rights Act for another 25 years. Which means that in the year 2007
      >we could lose the Right to vote! Does anyone realize that African
      >Americans are the only group of people who require PERMISSION under the
      >United States Constitution to vote!
      >
      > In the year 2007, Congress will once again convene to decide
      >whether or not Blacks should retain the rights to vote (crazy but true).
      >In order for this to be passed, 38 states will have to approve an
      >extension. This is ludicrous! Not only should the extension be approved,
      >but also the ACT must be made a law. Our right to vote should no longer
      >be up for discussion, review and/or evaluation. We must contact our
      >Congresspersons, Senators Alderpersons, etc., to put a stop to this! As
      >bona fide Citizens of the United States, we cannot "drop the ball" on this
      >one! We have come too far to let government make us take such a huge step
      >backward.
      > So please, let us push forward to continue to build the momentum
      >towards gaining equality. Please pass this onto others, as we are sure
      >that many more individuals are not aware of this.
      > I urge all of you that are able, to contact those in government
      >that have your vote and make them aware of our combined concern for this
      >issue. One voice!...... One Vote! You cannot complain, if you do not
      >participate ... local, State, & national...
      > When I received this one I had no choice but to pass it on. Please
      >do the same.
      >

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