Law another attempt to take away right to vote
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It has been said that mennVyOvDnLD’V 9RWHU ,GHnWLfiFDtion law is the most restricted voter legislation compared to the 19 states that have established voter laws. These Republicans are serious in their crusade to strip away a fundamental human right. That is why you have to vote.
mennsylvania is a swing state with mhiladelphia and mittsburgh having a large population of Democratic black voters; something had to be done if the Republicans are expected to win mennsylvania. The only viable option is to keep black voters from voting.
In the July 18 edition of the mhiladelphia Inquirer, one of its articles read “The over 80 voters are hit hard by the voter I.D. law.” For example, this creates an issue for seniors born outside of mennsylvania and America. Voter fraud is the reason given for the enactment of this law, however, since there is no evLGHnFH RU MuVWLfiFDWLRn RI VuFK fraud, we know the reason and who the target is aimed for. Black seniors know all about their intent; it has never changed since the Civil tar. te will be prepared.
The old adage “Nothing new under the sun” can be found in the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1, Verse 9. Throughout the decades, many black seniors over the age of 80 years old have experienced this type of behavior from God-fearing white Christian Republicans. te have survived many obstacles through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who answers prayers. Through supplication, many of us have asked that his will be done in this battle and have placed out trust in his holy word.
The Republicans have targeted black voters, placing us in the spotlight. Let us take advantage of this opportunity to state some of our concerns that no one wants to discuss.
Now when they put the Constitution together, it was laced with racial though. As the country grew, it became rich from all of that free labor. lur whole existence from 1776 to 1865 (89 yearsF contributed mainly to the wealth of the north. The bottom line, black voters from 1776 until this very day fought and have FRnWLnuHG WR fiJKW IRU HvHUything that gives us the illusion we are American citizens. If we studied American history, we would discover just have much we have been denied.
Black voters, prepare and vote to give ourselves a voice and to dismantle the Republicans’ strategy. At the same time, we must decide should wH FRnWLnuH WR fiJKW RU VKRuOG we become critical thinkers and build our communiWLHV WR EHnHfiW RuUVHOvHV, RuU children and their future. It is your choice; it is your vote. Vote.
Evelyn Warner mresident, NAACm Am