Tuesday, March 10, 2009

To Vote, Count The Jelly Beans?


When I voted for who was going to be the next President of the United States, all I had to do was register, show an id, and vote. We have definitely come a long way since the jelly bean test and the time that women could not even vote. I feel that it is an extreme privilege for all citizens to exercise that right to vote. We have to vote to protect the rights of ourselves, family, friends, and our community.

However, for most minorities, our fully-protected right might change.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court refused Monday to expand the protections for minorities under the federal voting rights law, a decision that may affect the redrawing of legislative boundaries after the 2010 Census.

By a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative majority ruled that electoral districts must have a majority of blacks or other minorities to be protected by a provision of the Voting Rights Act."

"The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled the voting rights law does not apply to districts where a minority group accounted for less than half the population. (Reuters)"

This will effect the voting rights of minorities all over country. I am asking everyone to help in the fight to protect the rights of all minorities to vote. This is not only for blacks, but for women as well.

Please click this link CONGRESS and right a letter, give a phone call or send a fax. Encourage them to expand our rights!

If you are inactive in fighting the cause, then you are proactive in diminishing our rights.

How Many Jelly Beans Are In This Jar? If you do not know, you cannot vote.

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