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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

50 YEAR LANDMARK VOTING LAW in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Release the balloons`

1:00pm - CALL FOR THE PRESS
North Point - Tower Park

East North Avenue and Lake Drive 
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
(Updated)

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the landmark civil rights Voting law for African Americans will turn 50 years old.  It is important to know that even though African Americans were born here and legalized citizens, due to racial bias and prejudices, they were denied the right to vote.  

15th Amendment states:  
Section 1 - The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by and State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2.  The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

In 2013, part of the law was struck down by the Supreme Court that disallowed changes unless through federal means.  The law was regarding 9 states that sought the change and sought state oversight.


REMEMBERING 
It is so important that African Americans, as well as, fellow Americans remember the disrespect and disregard of the rights of another, especially as we come to the 50th Anniversary.  Knowing of the bitterness and disregard should help with a civil and more human discourse.  In our nation and across the world hatred, anger, bitterness and wrongdoing have the world in such a disarray.  

One only has to look at how death is so easily imposed on one another and in taking our own lives.


50 years
This means that so many of us have only had a portion of our existence where we could vote.  I am one of them.

I will be 70 years old this year.  My first 20 years on this earth in America, I and my family, loved-ones and friends/neighbors of African American heritage could not VOTE.

TODAY's voting environment has the same type of prejudice and denial of VOTING privileges across the country where individuals - CAUCASIAN - work wrongfully to take the power, privilege and right away from us (African Americans) to vote.  

This includes those who serve their time but NOT restored to VOTING PRIVILEGE.

What is equally appalling is some of us DO NOT VOTE - and we have the right and privilege. 




Voting by Elected officials for Key issues is part of the RIGHT to Vote and Justice in Voting.

PRESS CALL - Saturday, August 8, 2015
This article is Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC kick-off for celebrating the 50th Anniversary and to hold a POST-DATED Press Conference at Tower Park, East North Avenue & Lake Drive, 1:00pm - Saturday, August 8, 2015. 

Join us in remembrance of this GREAT DAY.   It is the 50th Anniversary.  It is the correction by Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States signed the Voting Rights law, August 6, 1965.  

Come Saturday, August 8, 2015.  
Bring your red, blue or white balloon to release for both Peace, updating the Milwaukee Bucks Marathon for the citizenry and the next 100 years of Voting for ALL.

Updated - August 6, 2015

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