Sharpton Vows Special Laws For Black Voters: ‘Why, When We Get To Obama, Do We Need Some Special Voter ID?’

MLK-Monument-Sharpton-Jackson-620x480Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and several mayoral candidates, converged on the national mall Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The original march on August 28, 1963, culminated with Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  

On Saturday, the crowd heard from past and present civil rights and political leaders, and advocates for racial and ethnic minorities, gay rights and economic equality.

Sharpton, whose National Action network organized the march, delivered the main address.

He said that the civil rights focus will shift for the next few weeks on pressuring Congress to write a new Voting Rights Act.

He told the crowd that a recent Supreme Court ruling and some new state ID laws threaten the vote that many civil rights leaders gave their lives for.

“We had ID when we voted for those that succeeded ‘em, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush again,” Sharpton said. “Why, when we get to Obama, do we need some special ID?”

Sharpton said peaceful protest marches are planned for several states to demand action on voting rights and jobs in minority communities

2 thoughts on “Sharpton Vows Special Laws For Black Voters: ‘Why, When We Get To Obama, Do We Need Some Special Voter ID?’

  1. Is there a race-warrior anywhere that hasn’t been dragged out of the woodwork and propped up in front of a TV camera lately?

    They’re desperate to turn this into a race war because their attempts at starting a civil war weren’t very successful. I think there’s a lot more unity among Americans these days than anyone cares to admit, simply because our common enemy, and their “divide and conquer” tactics are quickly becoming exposed.

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