#1034 Fighting for your right (Voting Rights)

Air Date: 08-09-2016

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Today we take a look at the recent judicial wins for voting rights as well as how far we still have to go

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Courts Strike Down Voter Restriction Laws That Target African Americans with "Surgical Precision" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 08-01-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: get real - the mountain firework company

Ch. 4: Act 2: Court Throws Out North Carolina's Racist Voting Law As 'A Cure For Problems That Don't Exist!' - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 08-01-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: How Do You Sleep? - Emily DeLoach

Ch. 6: Act 3: The role of the media in covering voter suppression laws - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-5-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gobbledigook - Sigur Rós

Ch. 8: Act 4: The 'Daily Show' Segment That Helped Change N.C. Voting Rights - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 08-03-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Knock Yourself Out - Jon Brion

Ch. 10: Act 5: Election integrity expert responds to the Election Justice USA report on Democratic primaries - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-3-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Room For Improvement - The Tracelords

Ch. 12: Act 6: Demand @RepGoodlatte Hold #VRA Hearings via @NAACP #RestoretheVRA - Best of the Left Activism - 8:9:16, 3.43 PM

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: This idea must die: Election Edition - @freakonomics - Air Date 7-27-16


Ch. 15: Short and long term electoral strategy - Quai from North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Final comments on what will be to blame when one party loses the election

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Call Rep Goodlatte - Roanoke, VA office: (540) 857-2672; DC office: (202) 225-5431

Tweet at Rep Goodlatte - @RepGoodlatte 

Email Rep Goodlatte at talk2bob@mail.house.gov


NAACP President Arrested After Staging Voting Rights Sit-in at Lawmakers Office (The Guardian)  

'Do Something, or Arrest Us:" NAACP Demands Restoration of Voting Rights (NBC)

NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks Arrested After Sit In (NAACP) 

The Recent Court Rulings Against Voting Restrictions Explained (Vox) 

What is the Voting Rights Act? Here's Why This Legislations Still Matters, 51 Years Later  (Policy.mic)

Here's What's Happening in the Battle for Voting Rights (Mother Jones) 

Voting Rights and Elections (The Brennan Center for Justice) 


Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2016-08-10 02:03:12 -0400
    I have to wonder if legislators and executives have been encouraged by the largely corporate-funded bureaucracy to pass laws that discourage the lower class from voting in general, in order to elect candidates that benefit the rich. After all, how else could Hillary Clinton, a bought and paid-for career politician who is only looking out for herself and whoever’s paying her the most at the time, have possibly become the primary Democratic candidate over Bernie Sanders, a populist that is looking out for the other 99% of American citizens and therefore would appeal to a larger demographic of voters, unless there was something preventing his demographic from voting in the first place?