Sen Raphael Warnock First Senate Floor Speech – Voter Suppression
I posted a YouTube of Warnock’s speech along with snippets of it.There are other valuable portions of it worth putting into print if I could type that fast. Alas, this four fingered typist is not so fast or adroit. The memory works for a few sentences. It is a good speech!
Using the Big Lie of Voter Fraud as a pretext to Voter Suppression
“The People Of Georgia sent their first African American Senator and first Jewish Senator my brother John Ossoff to these hallowed halls. But the what happened? Some politicians did not approve of the choice made by the majority of voters in a hard fought election to in which each side got the chance to make its case to the voters. And rather than adjusting their agenda, rather than changing their methods, they are busy trying to change the rules.
We are witnesses right now a massive unabashed assault on voting rights unlike anything we have ever seen since the Jim Crow era. This is Jim Crow in new clothes.”
“The People have spoken. Therefore we must make sure ‘all’ of the people can speak.
Access to Voting and preempting politicians efforts to restrict voting is so fundamental to our democracy that it is too important to be held hostage by a senate rule especially one historically used to restrict expansion of voting rights.
We must find a way to pass voting rights whether we get rid of the filibuster or not.
Mr. President I yield the floor.”
It is certainly depressing, but the only way forward
for the GOP is to concentrate all their efforts on
Voter Suppression. How else can it be?
Deep irony there that Republicans were already doing what they could to suppress voting in 2020, but with Trump’s “excellent” leadership they managed to piss off so many people that they got the highest turnout ever.
This is one of those things we need todo more than talk about. Best idea I have so far is the people who know more about grass roots politics than i do, need to organize rolling boycotts of businesses in states were voting is surpressed or gerrymandered. I think that the businesses don’t really care that much who gets to vote, but if they start losing business in a way that hurts they would be in a position to influence the politicians who are doing the suppressing. then of course the people would need to actually vote. i think some of the voter supppression measures on offer would be fairly easy to get around if the voters were organized.