Saturday, February 23, 2008

A New Day in Texas

Via the field, a remarkable video showing the Prairie View A&M students in Texas shutting down a highway to march seven miles to the nearest polling station to vote.

You owe it to yourself to watch this one, and share far and wide.

Texas Early Voting Wave as Reaction to Systemic Disenfranchisement

Texas Republicans have worked overtime to make it harder for key Democratic voting groups to vote and be represented fairly. The redistricting games they’ve played are infamous. And for the Prairie View A&M University precincts, they put the early-polling place more than seven miles from the school.
So what did the students in this video do? They shut down the highway as they marched seven miles to cast their votes on the first day of early voting.

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