Cross Posted at Magnana Mouse.
Hillary Clinton was in Alabama. You are a dedicated servant of the people if you leave the civilized world to brave the neo-Jim Crow confederate South. Alabama has the worst civil rights voting record of any state in the union. And, this isn’t even figuring in their recent decision to close down almost all of the DMV offices anywhere near where African Americans live, so they cannot get the ID’s they now require to cast votes.
Hillary has always had a passion and strong record in support of civil rights and making democracy available to all Americans. She is in Alabama now to call out the State Legislature for their Jim Crow behavior and to raise money not for her Presidential campaign, but for the Alabama Democratic Conference — a group formed in the 1960’s to make sure African Americans were active in their electoral representation — an early massive GOTV campaign.
“It’s hard to believe we are back having this same debate about whether every American gets a chance to vote, This is a blast from the Jim Crow past.” she declared, raising her voice as the cheers grew louder.