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This is not what democracy looks like: Michigan House pushes to disenfranchise more of its own voters For all those who still believe we should give the Age of Trump a chance, please start paying attention.


Because while you’re busy trying to be magnanimous and fair-minded, the Trump machine is busy stomping and kicking democracy into the dirt.

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: this is not the time for us to seek the high road. This is the time to take whatever road that leads away from Trump’s America toward sanity. And all sane people need to work together to neutralize Trump and any Trump-related effects that are already being injected into the American mainstream like a virus.


On Wednesday night, the Michigan House of Representatives voted for stricter voter ID laws designed to disenfranchise as many non-white and non-Democrat Michigan residents as quick and thoroughly as they can. They also voted to muzzle union protest by imposing massive fees designed to scare any and all protesters away from ever daring to challenge an unjust employer.


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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 by Moorfield Storey, Mary White Ovington and W. E. B. Du Bois. Its mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination”. The group enlarged its mission in the late 20th century by considering issues such as police misconduct, the status of black foreign refugees, and questions of economic development. Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people.

The NAACP bestows annual awards to African Americans in two categories: Image Awards are for achievement in the arts and entertainment, and Spingarn Medals are for outstanding achievement of any kind. Its headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. (Wikipedia)