Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.
We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.
e simply cannot celebrate Dr. King, then turn around and watch efforts to dismantle the very things he fought and died for. Here we are recognizing such an esteemed figure and a national holiday, yet the Supreme Court recently gutted part of the Voting Rights Act itself.
In an age of 24-hour news media and the irruption of social media, blogs, and anonymous posts, we suffer from the temptation of vitriolic speech. We have lost the capacity to shape the moral conscience of the nation and transform the national mood and tenor.
The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.