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Defeating voter suppression The North Carolina Model: Educate, Organize and Mobilize

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Thursday, 02 January 2014 19:58.

The N.C. Model campaign to defeat voter suppression is designed to help create a blueprint that highlights the various parts, participants and processes of our statewide effort to protect democracy and promote our constitutionally guaranteed right to "one man one vote".  We are monitoring and assessing the various local, state and national organizations that are, or should be a part of our campaign to educate, organize and mobilize voters to defeat voter suppression.  Hopefully, we will suggest ways to improve their efforts and participation in defeating voter suppression.  

Aiding and Abetting Voter Suppression: Silence of Modern Day Black Republicans

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Monday, 23 December 2013 22:10.

There is a deafening silence in the ranks of modern black Republicans who stand mute as their party of choice relentlessly attacks the civil right that is most responsibile for the rights and privileges of democracy, the right to vote.  There is a group of them that gather with the Tea Partiers, Sean Hannity and other Republican right wingers to denounce President Obama and so-called liberal democrats as representing everything that is bad for blacks in America and accusing them of race exploitation.  I watch them in amazement as they claim to defend the constitution and say that Obama ignores it.  They are very unbalanced in their zeal to demean black Democrats as they ignore the constitutional guarantee of “one man and one vote” and the massive voter suppression efforts of their Republican party.

Defeat Voter Suppression: Battling a "Hydra"

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Friday, 13 December 2013 17:13.

Voter suppression is easily defined: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Votersuppression" Wikipedia defines it as a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote.  Throughout American history this ugly practice has endured and been employed generation after generation.  Some of the historical schemes of voter suppression include the “grandfather clause”, literacy tests, poll taxes and constitutional quizzes.  It’s worth mentioning that most of these schemes were targeted at black voters but impacted whites also, as some whites were unable to meet some of the requirements.  

The American Dream Lives! But …

Written by Lee A. Daniels on Monday, 09 December 2013 16:54.

The American Dream lives! It’s the current American reality that’s become a nightmare for millions upon millions whose lives, occupations and economic stability once seemed to embody it. A new survey released Thanksgiving week by the Washington Post and the Miller Center, a nonpartisan, public policy-focused affiliate of the University of Virginia, offers fresh evidence that Americans overwhelmingly still hold fast to the positive beliefs that in the 20th century helped project the buoyant optimism of the American character.

Don’t Wait for the Revolution — 'Be the Change' and Live It

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 19 August 2013 13:22.

 

John Travis holt Revolution 101We can’t create a better world if we haven’t yet imagined it. How much better then, if we are able to touch such a world, experience it directly, even live in it—if only to a partial degree and for a brief moment. This is the idea behind “prefigurative interventions,” actions that not only work to stop the next dumb thing the bad guys are up to, but also enact in the here and now the world we actually want to live in.

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