Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Unions & Leftists Protest American Voting Laws (12-10-11) Pics and Vids

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(Video of the March from 44th st and Park to Dag Hammarskjold)

( scroll down for video of some speeches)


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It was Human Rights Declaration Day (Is that just plain CREEPY, or what?)  

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Al Sharpton, Charlie Rangel, UFT's Michael Mulgrew, 
City Council member Letitia James and Imam Al-Hajj Talib
Abdur-Rashid  filled the air with cries of Racism. Envy. 
Greed and Fraud.

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(Cuba? Saudi Arabia?)

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They have a bizarre dream ...

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Posting their propaganda announcements here along with the pictures and video I took, seemed the best way to illuminate their HYPOCRISY

Human Rights Day 2011 

10 December 2011 -- On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration. It is celebrated around the globe that "All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms".

This year thousands of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilise supporters to seek their basic human rights.

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Social media helped activists organise peaceful protest movements in cities across the globe—in Tunis, in Cairo, in Madrid, in New York, and in cities and towns across the globe—at times in the face of violent repression.

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It has been a year like no other for human rights. Human rights activism has never been more topical or more vital. And through the transforming power of social media, ordinary people have become human rights activists.

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Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. As a global community we all share a day in common: Human Rights Day on 10 December, when we remember the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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On Human Rights Day 2011 we pay tribute to all human rights defenders and ask you to get involved in the global human rights movement.

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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5 Million and Counting – Rally Dec. 10 to Protect Voting Rights

Imagine if everyone in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx suddenly lost the right to vote.
That's about the number of people — 5 million and counting — affected by changes already adopted or currently pending in state legislatures around the country. When all is said and done, millions more could lose the right to vote.

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On Saturday, December 10 — Human Rights Day — more than 100 civil, labor, and human rights organizations from across the country — including the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU — will take a “Stand for Freedom” in New York City to protest the attack on voting rights. The march and rally will begin at the Manhattan headquarters of leading voter suppression funders, the Koch brothers, and will conclude outside the United Nations.

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This year, legislatures in 34 states were pressed to pass laws that would undermine voting rights. Fourteen states have passed such laws. Early voting, Sunday voting and same-day registration are under attack. Unfair restrictions on the formerly incarcerated will strike tens of thousands from the voting rolls. Photo ID requirements represent the greatest barrier to voting since the poll tax.

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More than a century ago, extremists attacked voting rights to help establish segregation. Now they’re attempting to suppress voter turnout among groups that typically cast ballots in favor of social justice and civil rights. This tightly coordinated effort targets the voting rights of the elderly, the poor, students and people of color.

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Myths about widespread voter fraud are used to justify barriers to voting, but study after study has shown that voter fraud is extremely rare. The limited fraud that occurs typically involves absentee ballots, which photo ID requirement do not address. It is important to protect the integrity of the election process, but not at the cost of disenfranchising eligible voters.

(The infamous NY City Councilman, Charles Barron)

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Saturday’s march will assemble at 10 a.m. at 61st Street and Madison Avenue, near the Koch brothers Manhattan offices.  Starting at 11 a.m., we will march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street and 2nd Avenue) for a noon rally.

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Come march with ACLU Executive Director, Anthony Romero.
The right to vote is at the heart of our democracy. Help us protect it.

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Friend G.Perry at American Rattlesnake, covered the Anti-Koch Press Conference HERE>>

150+ Rights Groups Rally To Protect Minority Voting Rights on Dec. 10, UN Human Rights Day

Several thousand protesters are expected to attend the Stand for Freedom March and Rally in New York City on Saturday, December 10, the United Nations Human Rights Day. The Rally will be led by a coalition of over 150 civil rights and community organizations in response to the recent national sweep of proposed voter identification laws that are likely to disenfranchise voters of color.

MinKwon Center excerpt from mission statement, "Our goals are to educate community members about issues that are impacting immigrant communities, including the Korean American community; to increase Korean American civic participation and to promote immigrant rights through long-term organizing, advocacy and education programs; to serve the marginalized members of our community through various social service programs; and to preserve our cultural roots by involving members of our community in projects that promote our ethnic and cultural heritage."

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"After monitoring elections for over two decades, we have seen how Asian Americans are disenfranchised by voter identification laws, anti-Asian bias at poll sites, and poor enforcement of the Voting Rights Act's language assistance provisions," said Margaret Fung, Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). "At a time when Asian Americans are more politically engaged than ever, we need to ensure that all Americans, especially new citizens, are able to exercise their fundamental right to vote."

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Fung will join NAACP President Ben Jealous, 1199SEIU President George Gresham, NAACP LDF President John Payton, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Executive Director Barbara Arnwine, and other civil rights leaders in a press conference before the march and rally on Saturday at 10:30am.

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The march will begin at 61st Street and Madison Avenue at the NYC headquarters of Koch Industries and culminate in a rally across from the United Nations. Busloads of protestors from Maryland, Rochester, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, Buffalo, and several other places are expected to join.

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"We hope New Yorkers will join us in standing up for freedom on Dec. 10," said Fung. "If these proposals are not defeated, Asian Americans and other communities of color will face new discriminatory obstacles to voting."

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DATE:               Saturday, December 10, 2011
TIME:               Press Conference begins at 10:30am
WHERE:          61st Street and Madison Avenue

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SPEAKERS:   Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO, National NAACP
                          George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU
                          U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel
    Rev. Al Sharpton, Civil Rights Activist/Founder of National Action Network
    Margaret Fung, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
                          John Payton, President, NAACP LDF
                          Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
    Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference
                          Marc Morial, President, National Urban League
    Judith A. Browne Dianis, Co-Director, The Advancement Project
                          Anthony Romero, Executive Director, ACLU
    Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change
    Lillian Rodríguez López, Executive Director, Hispanic Federation
    Melanie Campbell, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
    Chung-Wha Hong, Exec. Director, The New York Immigration Coalition




Remember, this is UN Human Rights Day but all they did was complain about the 'human rights abuses' of the NY City Council.

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Sen Chuck Schumer ( D-NY) started out praising himself because he rode his bike to the Rally. Then he trashed our Voter Laws and said how important it is to keep our VOTES CLEAN and HONEST.

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"No to DISENFRANCHISEMENT" "Our Military FOUGHT for Right To Vote". (But, it was the Dems who made sure our men and women in uniform COULDN'T VOTE!)

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ACORN, EX-Felons and our very own REP from the Islamic Leadership Council of NY (and the Muslim Brotherhood.)

The Imam (starting at approx 4: 38) Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid of the Islamic Leadership Council of NY trashed our American Voting Laws while he praised our "membership" as citizens of One World, One People....




The Imam gave praise to himself and his faith (not AMERICA) Did any in that crowd see thru his lies? Or, MAYBE, those are the folks who stayed away in DROVES....There were lots of UNUSED signs...

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More than 100 civil, labor, and human rights organizations from across the country — including the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU — insisting they  “Stand for Freedom” and protesting what they CLAIM to be an attack on MINORITY voting rights.

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Found this info ... and map......claiming to PROTECT the INTEGRITY of our Right To VOTE as CITIZENS of the United States

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Restrictive voting laws on rise across country

by Michael Hirsch | published November 24, 2011 

In 2011, legislators in seven states — Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — rewrote voting laws to require voters to present state-issued photo identification, while a voter-ID ballot question passed in Mississippi on Nov. 8. 

Florida and Ohio cut nearly in half the number of days for early voting and eliminated Sunday voting. Florida also will impose penalties for minor infractions on third-party voter-registration drives, prompting the "nonpartisan" League of Women Voters to cease voter registration in the state.

The Maine Legislature eliminated same-day voter registration — until voters overwhelmingly rejected the law in a referendum on Nov. 8.

In all, Republican lawmakers in 23 states have passed, tried to pass or are attempting to pass laws toughening voter registration and voting requirements [see map, below] in what critics call the most concerted effort to roll back voting rights in decades. (?)

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Critics from the NAACP to the AFT call it voter suppression: a blatant effort by states run by Republicans to tamp down on voting by low-income and minority voters in next year’s presidential election.

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American Civil Liberties Union
“States where restrictive laws have already passed represent 63 percent of the electoral votes needed to win the presidency,” says the Advancement Project, which tracks election laws.

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The "right-wing" billionaire Koch brothers are big proponents of these new laws.  The American Legislative Exchange Council, funded heavily by them, prepares model voter-suppression legislation. 


Critics call the new laws a modern-day version of the Jim Crow-era poll taxes and literacy tests — which are no longer limited to the South or African Americans.

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“There is once again a quiet but systematic movement that would deny many African Americans and other American citizens the ability to vote with 21st century versions of old exclusionary practices,” said Marian Wright Edelman, the president of the Children’s Defense Fund, in an article in the Huffington Post.

“The generations ahead of us had to face Jim Crow,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton at the Nov. 8 press conference to launch the “Stand for Freedom” campaign. “We face his son, James Crow Jr., Esq.”
The Republican supporters of these laws say they prevent widespread voter fraud. 

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, however, found incidents of individuals falsely claiming to be voters accounted for less than one-thousandth of 1 percent of all votes cast. Adds the American  Civil Liberties Union: “Multiple studies have found that almost all cases of in-person voter ‘fraud’ are the result of a voter making an honest mistake.” 

Studies show that laws requiring voters to present official photo IDs, such as a driver’s license or a passport, have a disproportionate impact on poor, minority and young voters. The Brennan Center found that 11 percent of citizens, or 21 million people, don’t have a current photo ID — including 15 percent of low-income eligible voters, 18 percent of young eligible voters and 25 percent of black eligible voters. 

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Critics say the restrictions on Sunday voting target African Americans who vote after church. In the 2008 presidential election, a majority of those who cast early votes did so for President Barack Obama.
Election law changes in states with a history of discriminatory voting practices must get approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure they do not violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The new voter-ID laws in Texas and South Carolina are being reviewed by the Justice Department. Mississippi will have to submit its plan for review as well.

The stakes in this battle are high. As he signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the company of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights leaders, President Lyndon Johnson said, “This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless.”

CHALLENGE the Marxist/Leftist Assault on our Freedoms  

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EXPOSE their FAKE Patriotism.

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Take Back America VOTE BY VOTE BY VOTE!

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