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That Short Walk To The Voting Booth


Monday, January 18th, 2010

Nearly half a century has passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite enthusiasm for the 2008 campaign, USA voter turnout in 2009 was anemic, worse than most nations. In the spirit of Dr. King, we’re working to spark a national discussion about voting.

Our nation is again in need of national reforms which will result in an America where voting is not just a right but also a democratic imperative. As we remember Dr. King for his service and sacrifice, let us not forget the emphasis Dr. King placed on “that short walk to the voting booth.”

On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we again, as we have the last two years, bring you his August 28, 1963 speech at the March on Washington.

Wonder why MLK Day is today and not on Dr. King’s actual birthday? Here’s the answer.

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One Response to “That Short Walk To The Voting Booth”

  1. cet Says:

    Based on who we have been electing and who is running our country maybe we should go back to the days when only landowners and those that have demonstrated a sense of responsibility are allowed to vote. I’m all for disallowing anyone recieveing any form of government assitance from being allowed to vote until they are off of the aid,otherwise they just vote for a piece of those people responsible enough not to ask for assisstence*you know,those of us that make it all work).

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