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By Cassandra Lans
Democratic legislators are reacting to the passage of a bill that will end the early voting on weekends for Milwaukee and Madison voters.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon following the vote and called the passage of this bill “mean spirited”.
He also stated that this move made by state Republicans was a direct attack on Milwaukee and Madison, because early voting on weekends is something that has been popular in the state’s larger cities.
Common Council president Michael Murphy released the following statement regarding the …
By Cassandra Lans
In a major victory for voting rights supporters, Sunday evening Clear Channel confirmed to the media that it is pulling the controversial “voter fraud” billboards which have blanketed Milwaukee for the past two weeks. Last week community leaders in Milwaukee publicly called for the removal of the billboards.
Mike Wilder, director of the African-American Roundtable, and a member of the staff of Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, made the following statement on reports that Clear Channel Communications will take down the controversial voter intimidation billboards which has saturated …
Community leaders responded this week to Wisconsin Voter Suppression billboards that have cropped up in minority majority communities throughout Milwaukee. Members of the African- American Civic Engagement Roundtable in Milwaukee and community partners held a press conference to demand that Clear Channel take down billboards that display threatening messages intended to intimidate voters in primarily low-income communities of color. The coalition has requested that Clear Channel replace the biased and misleading advertisements with information that will help voters exercise their fundamental right to vote in this year’s election.
“Voter suppression threatens …
Recent national study shows racist overtones against Blacks with Voter ID laws
Compiled by Courier Staff
Despite the fact that two Wisconsin judges have ruled against the Voter ID law that was initiated from Gov. Walker’s administration’s first early days in office, State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to step in and review the rulings. He wants this to be done in time for the November presidential election.
The two judges in Dane County each separately ruled the law was unconstitutional. One judge said it created a …
Voter suppression law thrown out
Senator Lena C. Taylor (DMilwaukee) applauded the historic decision rendered in Wisconsin’s Circuit Court system yesterday to permanently block the Voter Suppression (Voter ID) law from being enforced. Judge Richard Niess acted in a case field by the League of Women Voters that alleged the law violated the right to vote guaranteed in the Wisconsin constitution.
“It’s a historic day in Wisconsin as one of the most disenfranchising Jim Crow-style laws has been overturned by the courts. Since the days of Ezekiel Gillespie winning the right to …
By Lauren Victoria Burke
Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer
In an effort to spur activism and create a political tipping point on the issue, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are joining forces with National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton, against voter suppression. Rev. Sharpton will lead a march from Selma, Ala. tracing the historic steps of Dr. Martin Luther King. He will be joined by several members of the CBC.
The march will begin on Sunday, March 4 in Selma, Ala. and end on March 9 in …
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By Gary L. Flowers
The attack on voting rights for people of color in the United States of America is as old as the Republic itself.
While Thomas Jefferson penned egalitarian words around the world against the tyranny of the oppressed, he ruled over forced labor and the enslaved at his home in Virginia. Under “Jefferson Democracy” only White men who owned land had the legal right to vote. By denying poor Whites the exercise of their vote and denying White women and all African Americans (men and women) citizenship …