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Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive" (Jackson, Rangle, Pelosi & assorted leftists - CAPTION TIME)
WSBTV ^ | 8/06/05

Posted on 08/07/2005 8:27:58 AM PDT by Libloather

Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive"
Jackson Leads March To Celebrate, Protect Voting Rights
POSTED: 1:40 p.m. EDT August 6, 2005

ATLANTA -- An estimated 100,000 people from all over the U.S. jammed downtown Atlanta and marched with Rev. Jesse Jackson to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act -- and to urge Congress to renew the historic piece of legislation.

The march began about an hour late at the Russell Federal Building, partly because of the large number of dignitaries taking part in the event. Politicians from Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin to U.S. Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined entertainers Harry Belafonte and Stevie Wonder and thousands of chanting and singing demonstrators for the "Keep The Vote Alive" event that streamed down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and wound up at Morris Brown College's Herndon Stadium for a rally.

Organizers hope the Congress and President Bush will extend key provisions of the landmark law, which was signed in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. The law expires in 2007.

"Forty years later, we're still marching for the right to vote," said U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who participated in the civil rights struggles that helped secure passage of the law.

"Don't give up, don't give in. Keep the faith, keep your eyes on the prize."

Activists from across the country flocked to the rally to join Lewis, NAACP President Bruce Gordon and Jackson, who heads the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

At the raucous rally at Herndon Stadium, Jackson took the stage and energized supporters with his trademark quotes of "I am somebody" and "Keep hope alive."

"The right to vote does not endanger, but we must protect it against discrimination," Jackson said.

Civil rights groups fear conservatives will try to modify two key provisions of the law. One requires nine states, mostly in the South, to get federal approval before changing voting rules. The other requires election officials to provide voting material in the native language to immigrant voters who don't speak English.

Activists also used the rally to protest Georgia's recently passed voter identification law, which critics call the most restrictive in the country.

If the bill is approved by the Department of Justice, Jackson warned on Friday, it could "spread like a virus" to other states. Rainbow/PUSH is among a list of objectors that have contacted the Department of Justice asking the agency not to approve the law.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alive; assorted; caption; jackson; jessejackson; keep; lefties; leftists; march; pelosi; rangle; thousands; usefulidiots; vote
If the bill is approved by the Department of Justice, Jackson warned on Friday, it could "spread like a virus" to other states.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE!


Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson (L) walks with singer Willie Nelson (C) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi during a march in downtown Atlanta, Georgia August 6, 2005. Some 2,000 civil rights activists, lawmakers and celebrities marched in Atlanta on Saturday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and demand the Bush administration renew the landmark measure.REUTERS/Steve Schaefer


Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson (R-center) leads a march with singer Harry Belafonte (L-R), AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi in downtown Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to call attention to the re-authorization of the act in Atlanta, Georgia August 6, 2005. REUTERS/Steve Schaefer


Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson (C) leads a march with Congressman John Lewis (L-R) singer Harry Belafonte, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi in downtown Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to call attention to the re-authorization of the act in Atlanta, Georgia August 6, 2005. Two people at right are unidentified. REUTERS/Steve Schaefer


The Rev. Jesse Jackson, head of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, is flanked by other officials as they march to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 in Atlanta. From left are, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; entertainer Harry Belafonte; Jackson, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Man at right is not identified. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe)

1 posted on 08/07/2005 8:27:59 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

2 posted on 08/07/2005 8:31:44 AM PDT by andyandval (Try flushing a book down the toilet....get back to me on how you did)
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To: Libloather

Voting Rights Act will not expire until August 6, 2007 but the camera grabbers start protests anyway.


3 posted on 08/07/2005 8:34:02 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Libloather

One gathers that these folks take this occasion to be on a par with the Normandy Landing anniversary celebrations of a few decades ago.


4 posted on 08/07/2005 8:34:06 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: Libloather; Howlin; OXENinFLA; kcvl; mystery-ak; MJY1288
Organizers hope the Congress and President Bush will extend key provisions of the landmark law, which was signed in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. The law expires in 2007.

The Civil Rights law expires in 2007 ????

5 posted on 08/07/2005 8:35:35 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Libloather
Pic #1

Pelosi: "Man, Jesse, do you BELIEVE some of these white guys?"

6 posted on 08/07/2005 8:38:40 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they'll be when you kill them."-Wm. Clayton)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi: "So I said, 'One of these days, Boxer, POW! Right to the kisser!'"


7 posted on 08/07/2005 8:39:53 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they'll be when you kill them."-Wm. Clayton)
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To: andyandval; bill1952; Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Mudboy Slim; MurryMom

8 posted on 08/07/2005 8:41:09 AM PDT by Libloather (Just my luck - Hillary is the smartest person in the Milky Way - and picked MY planet to seek power)
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To: Libloather

Say what you will about Bob Dylan, you won't find him marching with Jessee or anyone else, for that matter. Welcome to my ignore list, Willie Nelson.


9 posted on 08/07/2005 8:41:42 AM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Libloather

A bunch of old farts have one last hurrah.


10 posted on 08/07/2005 8:46:05 AM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Libloather

ROFL. Thanks.


11 posted on 08/07/2005 8:47:20 AM PDT by garyhope (Islamofascism wants the death of Western civilization. Simple as that.)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi: "Hey, Jesse if I hold on to you like this will your peoples think I like blacks?"


12 posted on 08/07/2005 8:47:48 AM PDT by shiva
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To: Libloather; All

Jessie, get some of your thugs to get rid of this homeless hick behind me. He'll ruin the photo op!

13 posted on 08/07/2005 8:48:54 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy since 1992!)
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To: Libloather

Maybe Jesse Jackson needs a 'recount' of his own children so they are all accounted for.

14 posted on 08/07/2005 8:51:09 AM PDT by quantim (I'm at the point now where I refer to all liberals as "insurgents.")
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To: andyandval

That sure doesn't look like 100,000 people to me. A couple thousand maybe. But, as all leftist protests go, the media always multiplies the actual numbers x 100.


15 posted on 08/07/2005 8:52:28 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Libloather

The once a decade march of the lemmings took place in Atlanta this weekend.

Despite the carnage, there was no official PETA protest.

 

16 posted on 08/07/2005 8:52:52 AM PDT by Radix (I was looking for a Tag Line when I found this one!)
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To: Libloather

Any time you have an event ie: 60th Anniversay of Hiroshima, you will find the libs trying to rewrite history.

Have they yet to acknowledge that THEIR beloved President, Harry S. Truman was the one that dropped the bomb? No, they don't want to REMEMBER that part, so what do they do?

They run to Atlanta with Jesse Baby and try to make news about the history THEY want you to remember, The 40th Anniversay of the Voting Rights Act; and get this: THEY DEMAND Bush reinact this bill....THEY DEMAND!!

I don't know about you, but I'm getting really tired of them DEMANDING anything....I want to DEMAND that air is not provided to them to breath!!


17 posted on 08/07/2005 8:54:02 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Libloather

...."The other requires election officials to provide voting material in the native language to immigrant voters who don't speak English."......

In how many languages are the written tests for citizenship written???

Voting materials should be provided in the same, no more, no less.


18 posted on 08/07/2005 8:56:00 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: Libloather
What would these left-wing LUNATICS do if they weren't "marching" for SOMETHING (especially Jesse Jackson!)?! Nancy Pelosi looks way out of her league and out of place. lol!
19 posted on 08/07/2005 8:59:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

Jesse "Publicity Hound Jackson", Maxine,"I Hate White People" Waters, Harry, "I'm a Commie and Hate White America" Belafonte, Willie "I'm Always Stoned on Pot and Don't Know WTF I'm Talking About" Nelson, Nancy, "Wide Eyed Dingbat" Pelosi. And is that other short fat woman, Lynn, "Islamofascist Lover" Stewart?

It's the lying, cheating, vote stealing, "Democratic, Dimo crap, Dumbo crat voting fraud, dead people and criminals, but not the military, are voters too" voting rights act"


20 posted on 08/07/2005 8:59:25 AM PDT by garyhope (Islamofascism wants the death of Western civilization. Simple as that.)
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To: andyandval

A Get Rich Quick Scheme for Jackson, Sharpton, and Pelosi. 'The Prize' is power and reparations...wholesale transfer of assets and money from those who produce to those who don't. But....we already did that and it was trillions down a sinkhole, plus destruction of the black family. Time to think of something else. Get rich quick schemes only work for the ones at the top.


21 posted on 08/07/2005 8:59:27 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Libloather
An estimated 100,000 people from all over the U.S. jammed downtown Atlanta and marched . . .

This morning's Atlanta Constitution--which has been promoting this march shamelessly for weeks--mentioned that 20,000 marchers may have participated, and then admitted that the Herndon Stadium (at dis-accredited Morris Brown College), where the march ended, was about 3/4 full and holds (at capacity) 18,000 people. A liberal caller on local talk radio yesterday, who had actually participated in the march, said the stadium was about 1/2 full.

22 posted on 08/07/2005 9:00:09 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Libloather

The race-baiting poverty pimps have a great day.


23 posted on 08/07/2005 9:00:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Libloather

I can't see why Je$$ie Jack$on is so interested in "Keep Vote Alive", it's the DEAD people that traditionally vote Democratic.


24 posted on 08/07/2005 9:02:24 AM PDT by reg45
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To: reg45

it's the DEAD people that traditionally vote Democratic.

What is bob hope doing marching in the front row?


25 posted on 08/07/2005 9:09:38 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: andyandval

Oh my, oh my! Look at the last two photosof the march.

In one, Jesse J and another unidentified black man flank Pelosi and another white woman. The next photo the two black men have squeezed them out!
Oh my gosh! Is this the intended actions of black men? To squeeze out the helpless white woman's vote? Women's Sufferage all over again!


26 posted on 08/07/2005 9:10:56 AM PDT by It's me
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To: Libloather

27 posted on 08/07/2005 9:15:18 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Islam is war)
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To: Libloather

Pic #1: "Hey Je$$ie, this homeless guy begind me is freaking me out and he smells, where is security?"


28 posted on 08/07/2005 9:15:58 AM PDT by hophead (" Shi'ite happens..")
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To: Libloather

"Honest, Jesse honey, it WASN'T me...it was that dumpster diver behind us."
29 posted on 08/07/2005 9:17:06 AM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (Are liberals born stupid, or do they have to work at it???)
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To: Libloather

All the usual moonbat suspects! ROFL!


30 posted on 08/07/2005 9:18:29 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (fiat voluntas Tua)
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To: Libloather
Activists also used the rally to protest Georgia's recently passed voter identification law

Why would anyone object to requiring a voter to identify himself? Hmmmm. Don't these Democrats realize that the rascally Republicans might vote multiple times if they aren't properly identified?

31 posted on 08/07/2005 9:28:48 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Guess I am not seeing Dukes of Hazzard anytime soon.


32 posted on 08/07/2005 9:32:34 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: andyandval

LOL! That HAS to be a FReeper! Classic.


33 posted on 08/07/2005 9:34:28 AM PDT by conservativebabe (Down with Islam)
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To: Libloather

That guy is my new hero for the week. Too funny!


34 posted on 08/07/2005 9:34:53 AM PDT by conservativebabe (Down with Islam)
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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35 posted on 08/07/2005 9:39:29 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Libloather

36 posted on 08/07/2005 9:40:28 AM PDT by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: ncountylee

I'm just wondering when all these liberals are going to find out that according to all the examinations of the 2004 elections - it seems MANY MORE DEMOCRATS were involved in voter suppression or voter irregularities than republicans.


37 posted on 08/07/2005 9:47:08 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: don-o
Welcome to my ignore list, Willie Nelson.

Don't be too hard on Willie...they promised him more beer for his horses. On a serious not this whole march seems a contrived event. Do these folks think they'll no longer be able to vote after 2007? Got a feeling they're going to try to get illegals and felons to the polls. Idiots.
38 posted on 08/07/2005 10:01:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance ( Howdy!)
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To: Libloather

The Civil Rights Law expires in 2007????


39 posted on 08/07/2005 10:02:42 AM PDT by Peach
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Here's one for your collection

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40 posted on 08/07/2005 10:07:24 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: HarleyLady27
Have they yet to acknowledge that THEIR beloved President, Harry S. Truman was the one that dropped the bomb? No, they don't want to REMEMBER that part, so what do they do?

And Streisand says we only dropped one. Guess she never heard of Nagasaki 60 years ago. What a dolt she is.

41 posted on 08/07/2005 10:10:18 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Hey Barb...only 1 1/2 shopping days left before N-Day.


42 posted on 08/07/2005 10:17:56 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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The Civil Rights Law expires in 2007????

I had the same question

What the heck is that all about?

43 posted on 08/07/2005 11:39:52 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1

It's just plain strange; I can hardly imagine it's true.

But in our local paper, although the language was different and it didn't mention an expiration of the Civil Rights Law, the front page story was concern about minority voting rights.

I'm wondering if this is going to be a new talking point, complete with lies, of course. The left has gotten away with lying for 40 years that Republicans were opposed to the Civil Rights Act, despite the fact that more Republicans voted for it than democrats.


44 posted on 08/07/2005 12:08:21 PM PDT by Peach
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I'm wondering if this is going to be a new talking point, complete with lies, of course

You can beat it is

The Dems in the Senate have been making speeches as though the Republicans were going to do away with the Civil Rights Acts

It never made any sense to me before .. now it does

We need to figure out was this is all about

45 posted on 08/07/2005 1:18:26 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1

freepmail


46 posted on 08/07/2005 1:57:51 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Libloather

This woman is desperately in need of help. She needs a new face lift, something terrible.

Send your donations (whatever you can spare) to Katrina Disaster relief care of the Salavation Army.

47 posted on 09/01/2005 2:57:39 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Fear no evil)
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To: Libloather

48 posted on 09/06/2005 5:57:58 PM PDT by mirkwood (I like bacon. My heart does not.)
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