July 11, 2017

Our show on Tuesday, July 11th, 12:00-1:00 PM will feature two interviews: one with Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) on his fight against President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission and the other interview with Attorney-Leader FayaRose Toure of the Selma Jubilee Commission and National Voting Rights Museum. From 12:00-12:28 PM, Radio Host, Barbara Arnwine will interview Attorney Toure followed by the interview of Congressman Veasey from 12:30-12:57 PM.

The issue of voter suppression has been red hot in the public debate because of recent actions of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission (EIC) and the Department of Justice under AG Sessions. In a seemingly coordinated effort, the Election Integrity Commission sent a letter to the states demanding a copy of their voter rolls including last four digits of social security numbers, party affiliation and voting history since 2006 raising serious privacy violation concerns. Simultaneously, the Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ), also sent letters to the states demanding that they “comply” with the National Voter Registration Act by purging voter rolls. Also, the DOJ announced it will now support the new Texas Voter ID law in the federal court. All of these actions have refocused discussions on voter suppression in the states and reinvigorated the national resistance movement.

Our guests are two of the nation’s most preeminent experts and activists in promoting
voting rights and fighting voter suppression. Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) represents the 33 Congressional District of Texas which encompasses FT Worth and parts of Dallas. As the named plaintiff in the Veasey v. Abbott case, he has successfully fought the Texas Voter ID law, which could disenfranchise 600,000 voters, in the federal courts. Most recently, he has introduced in Congress, HR 3029, Combating The President’s Voter Suppression Commission Act, to prohibit the use of taxpayer monies for the operations of the EIC Commission. We will discuss his role in the voter ID case, HR 3029 and the DOJ’s actions in sending the NVRA letter and support of new Texas ID law. A short bio and picture of Rep. Veasey is available at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.

Attorney Faya Ora Rose Toure aka Rose Saunders is the leader of the Selma Jubilee Commission which organizes the Annual Selma Pettus Bridge Crossing and is the founder of the National Voting Rights Museum. The first Black female judge in Alabama, Faya Toure has been a powerful organizer, educator and spokesperson for national human rights and voting rights over decades building a national network of effective advocates. Our interview will discuss her perspectives on the current national voting rights struggle, specifically the current landscape in Alabama. A short bio and picture is available at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.

How do we advance voting rights in the current climate of voter suppression? What does everyone need to know about the President’s Election Integrity/Voter Suppression Comission? What is HR 3029? How can our listeners support HR 3029? How do voters fight against the release of voter data in their states? What can be done to protest DOJ NVRA letter? What should everyone know about Selma Jubilee Commission? What is the vision for the National Voting Rights Museum? These and many more questions will be covered during the show.

You don’t want to miss this show!

Be sure to listen live on Tuesday at 12:00-1:00 PM in the DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com. A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday evening. During the show, you can call with questions and comments at 800-450-7876.

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