Friday, September 7, 2012

Congressional Black Caucus members bring passion and urgency to DNC

(photo credit:  Steve Bott via Creative Commons License)
Charlotte, NC - The run up to the 2012 Elections has been marred by a series of changes to voting laws across the country. Changes that could impact millions of voters has led many to fear for the security of one of America's most basic democratic principles. As Democrats came together for their convention this week, members of the Congressional Black Caucus provided some of the most impassioned speeches in defense of civil rights.

Voting rights and a claim to Democratic principles took center stage Wednesday as Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA), Al Green (D-TX), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) addressed the Democratic National Convention:

(Video courtesy of PBS NewsHour)

On Thursday, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave an emotional defense of voting rights:

(Video courtesy of PBS NewsHour)


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