Montclair NAACP and Union Baptist Church to Hold Voting Rights Act Discussion Tonight

montclair naacpTonight, Thursday, September 5, the Union Baptist Church and the Montclair NAACP will host A Call to Action community meeting to address issues surrounding the Voting Rights Act. The meeting gets underway at 7:30 in D.C. Rice Hall, 14 Midland Avenue, and features Dr. David Troutt, Professor of Law and Justice and John J. Francis Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law.

Since the June 2013 Supreme Court decision to strike down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many activists, legislative representatives, churches, and social justice organizations have mobilized to educate citizens about the possible effects of the action on suppressing minority and low-income voters. Several states have already drafted and/or proposed legislation for their states that would make it more difficult for certain residents to register and/or vote.

david trouttDr. Troutt will discuss the Voting Rights Act, both before and after the Supreme Court’s decision; the decision and the case from which it stemmed; and what is at stake for our communities and for our nation.

For more information about tonight’s meeting, contact the church at 973-746-3270 or the Montclair NAACP.

Photo: Rutgers University

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4 COMMENTS

  1. While I feel that voting rights are very important, when are we as a community going to address the more severe issues of the day:

    * Rampant father absenteeism and acceptance of the solo ‘baby mama’
    * Unacceptable levels of scholastic and social achievement
    * Disproportionately high levels of crimes committed by those in our community, against our own neighbors
    * The acceptance of failure by our youth and the rejection of living a decent life
    * A rapid deterioration of basic social decency and values

  2. “While I feel that voting rights are very important”

    —uh oh, here it comes…

    “when are we as a community going to address the more severe issues of the day”

    —because voter nullification and disenfranchisement is not one of these “severe” issues!

    “Rampant father absenteeism and acceptance of the solo ‘baby mama’

    —yes! no acceptance! shun them!

    “Unacceptable levels of scholastic and social achievement”

    —yes! our current fetish for demonizing teachers and public education is a great path for that!

    “The acceptance of failure by our youth and the rejection of living a decent life”

    —certainly conservative attacks on our most basic democratic rights have no impact on how “our youth” view their society

    “A rapid deterioration of basic social decency and values’

    —like denial of voting rights?

    hey, feel free to organize a meeting on these subjects, “cornwallis”—what an appropriate fake name for a throne sniffer—i’m sure it will be a productive session, listening to you demonize the less advantaged in society. you’ll certainly feel better, flaunting your masters’ talking points and your own lack of humanity.

  3. One question. How do we get folks who do not have the resources to nurture, guide and effectively raise a child to be a productive member of society to stop having children?

    Why does no one talk about this?

  4. “How do we get folks who do not have the resources to nurture, guide and effectively raise a child to be a productive member of society to stop having children?”

    —reproductive education and widely available birth control

    “Why does no one talk about this?”

    —because the Religious Right births a calf whenever the issue arises?

    while their bleating is incredibly retrograde, here’s the reality:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57601705/birth-rate-for-teenagers-reaches-new-low-in-u.s/

    so, hypy, what exactly are you talking about then?

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