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Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out on Voter Suppression and Marriage Equality

Click here to view this media Andrea Mitchell invited civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis on her show this Thursday, and after opening the segment by showing his recent take-down of fellow Rep. Paul Broun on the House floor, for pushing an amendment that would have stripped funding for enforcement of Title V of the 1965 Civil Rights Act, Lewis spoke to Mitchell about how dangerous the recent efforts by Republicans to take our country backwards with are all of these voter suppression laws being passed in states across the country.
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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: GOP Voter Suppression Laws Are ‘Not Right,’ ‘Not Fair,’ ‘Not Just’

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

At the DNC Thursday night, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) recounted his fight for voting rights, the progress made, and the continued threat to ensuring the right to vote for all Americans. Lewis, who still bears scars f... Read Post

John Lewis Schools Rep. Paul Broun On Voter Suppression Effort

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 years ago)

Wednesday night, Rep. Paul Broun tried to bring an amendment to the spending bill under consideration by the House to strip all funds appropriated to enforce Title V of the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Coming from Broun, this is not much ... Read Post

Open thread for night owls: John Lewis discusses the 'other America'

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 days ago)

That's John Lewis getting the billy-club treatment in Selma, Alabama, March 1965. His skull was fractured when police went berserk. At The Atlantic, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a veteran and icon of the 1960s civil rights struggle, ... Read Post


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