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Americans Will Lose the Right To Vote in 2007-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor: The
story says that blacks will be losing their right to vote in 2007.
The reason is that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was not a law, it was
just an act, but never passed into law. In 1982, according to the
story, Ronald Reagan amended the Voting Rights Act for another 25
years...until 2007. At that time, congress will revisit the whole
issue and in addition to congressional approval, there needs to be the
approval of 38 states for the law to be extended.
is a hoax. Voting rights for African Americans will not expire in
2007. 1. According to the United States Department of Justice, Both the
15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
guarantee that no person can be prohibited from voting because of race or
color. That guarantee is without expiration. The Voting Rights
Act does not expire. Lawmakers did add some provisions to the law,
however, that are up for review in 2007. Those include things like a
ban on poll taxes, allowing the government to register voters if local
registrars of voters refuse to do it, and monitoring of elections where
there may be concern over everybody getting a chance to
vote. 2. Both acts and laws are actions of congress and are the law.
There is no distinction in terms of how long they exist. It depends
on how they're written. 3. These special provisions of the Voting Rights Act were to
originally expire in 1970, but congress voted to extend them. They
were extended again in 1970, 1975, and 1982. The chances are good
that congress will extend them again. 4. An extension does not any approval by the states.
Somebody's gotten that mixed up with an amendment to the Constitution,
which does require the approval of at least 38 U.S. states.
A real example of the story as it has
Subject: VOTE OR LOSE IN 2007
WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO!
BLACKS CAN LOSE VOTING RIGHTS IN 2007! PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU
I am wondering if anyone out here knows what the significance of the year
2007 is to Black America? Did you know that the right to vote will expire in the year
2007? Seriously! The Voters Rights Act signed in 1965 by Lyndon B. Johnson was just an ACT. It
was NOT made a LAW!!!! In 1982 Ronald Reagan amended the Voters Rights Act for only another
25years. Which means that in the year 2007 we could lose the right to
vote! Does anyone realize that Blacks/African Americans are the only group of people who require PERMISSION under the United States
Constitution to vote? In the year 2007 Congress will once again convene to
decide whether or not Blacks should retain the right to vote (crazy, but
true). In order for this to be passed, 38 states will have to approve
an extension. In my opinion and many others, this is
ludicrous! Not only should the extension be approved, but also the Act
must be made a law. Our right to vote should no longer be up for discussion,
review and/or evaluation. We must contact our Congresspersons, Senators, Alder persons, etc., to put a stop to
this! We have come too far to let the government make such a huge step
backward. As bona fide citizens of the United States, we cannot "drop
the ball" on this one! So please, let us push forward to continue building the momentum towards gaining equality.
I urge all of you that are able, to contact those in government that have your vote and will be voting on this