(2016/08/09) Fighting for your right (Voting Rights)
August 9, 2016•76 min
Edition #1034 Today we take a look at the recent judicial wins for voting rights as well as how far we still have to go Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Courts Strike Down Voter Restriction Laws That Target African Americans with "Surgical Precision" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 08-01-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: get real - the mountain firework company Ch. 4: Act 2: Court Throws Out North Carolina's Racist Voting Law As 'A Cure For Problems That Don't Exist!' - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 08-01-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: How Do You Sleep? - Emily DeLoach Ch. 6: Act 3: The role of the media in covering voter suppression laws - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-5-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: Gobbledigook - Sigur Rós Ch. 8: Act 4: The 'Daily Show' Segment That Helped Change N.C. Voting Rights - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 08-03-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: Knock Yourself Out - Jon Brion Ch. 10: Act 5: Election integrity expert responds to the Election Justice USA report on Democratic primaries - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-3-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Room For Improvement - The Tracelords Ch. 12: Act 6: Demand @RepGoodlatte Hold #VRA Hearings via @NAACP #RestoretheVRA - Best of the Left Activism - 8:9:16, 3.43 PM Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 14: Act 7: This idea must die: Election Edition - @freakonomics - Air Date 7-27-16 Voicemails Ch. 15: Short and long term electoral strategy - Quai from North Carolina Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 16: Final comments on what will be to blame when one party loses the election Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION Call Rep Goodlatte - Roanoke, VA office: (540) 857-2672; DC office: (202) 225-5431 Tweet at Rep Goodlatte - @RepGoodlatte Email Rep Goodlatte at firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATE YOURSELF NAACP President Arrested After Staging Voting Rights Sit-in at Lawmakers Office (The Guardian) 'Do Something, or Arrest Us:" NAACP Demands Restoration of Voting Rights (NBC) NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks Arrested After Sit In (NAACP) The Recent Court Rulings Against Voting Restrictions Explained (Vox) What is the Voting Rights Act? Here's Why This Legislations Still Matters, 51 Years Later (Policy.mic) Here's What's Happening in the Battle for Voting Rights (Mother Jones) Voting Rights and Elections (The Brennan Center for Justice) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman. Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!