Jim Crow’s Return

“There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it … that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from voting. Investigative journalist Greg Palast, along with documentary filmmaker Richard Rowley, crisscrossed the country, documenting the impact of the Crosscheck Program.  As Palast reports, there has not been a single successful prosecution of electoral fraud as a result of the Crosscheck system. Rather, Crosscheck has led to massive purges of eligible voters from the rolls, often based on sloppy data. Purging of the voter rolls is just one way that Republicans are working to limit the vote.” – Amy Goodman, November 3rd Democracy Now! episode: Jim Crow Returns: Interstate “Crosscheck” Program Could Strip Millions of the Right to Vote.

What does Project Unspeakable, an educational and political theater project based on the assassinations of JFK, Malcolm X, MLK and RFK in the 1960s and the current attack on voter rights have in common?  Project Unspeakable playright Court Dorsey states:
“Back then, these four assassinations served the interests of capital over those of the common citizen, over democracy and self-determination.  Similar interests are still being served today by the Interstate Voter Crosscheck Program.”  For more in-depth information, check out the November 3rd broadcast and Greg Palast’s book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits:  How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

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