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
> 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
> 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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