Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Fannie Lou, Rosa, Coretta Voting Rights Act Renewed by House

On July 13, the US House of Representatives not only (finally) renewed the Voting Rights Act (H.R. 9) but renamed it “The Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006.” 390 members voted "Aye," 33 voted "Nay" and 9 members did not vote. All 33 who voted "Nay" were Republicans -- mostly from Southern and border states. Blessedly, all 5 Oklahoma Congressmen managed to vote "Aye." For more, click here.

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