Saturday, March 12, 2011

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING & THE VOTING RIGHTS STRUGGLE

Redistricting, the next chapter in the voting rights struggle (by Samuel Walton and Michelle Romero, San Fransisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper) Given the systematic inequalities and racism that still exist today – look at the vile rhetoric coming from the Tea Party crowd, for example – it is crucial that people of color get involved in this process. Think about what might happen to our communities if we were to be silenced again. If low and moderate income voters were silenced, politicians could stop funding public education, affordable housing or social services altogether.

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