Howard Simon, ACLU Executive Director, Says Florida Voting Changes Are Racist and Wrong

America has turned against black and Hispanic voters.

As I show in my column this week, 41 states have recently pushed forward with voting restrictions that will primarily effect minorities. Mostly Republican legislators, who flooded into office after the 2010 election, have shortened registration periods, required photo IDs at the polls, and cut Sunday voting.

These Republicans have alleged the changes were meant to keep the voting process honest. They have lied.

What they are really doing is trying to make it harder for President Obama to win reelection. To do so, they are screwing primarily blacks and Hispanics, who are more strongly effected by these measures.

In the below video, Florida ACLU director Howard Simon, who made the Selma to Montgomery march back in 1965 that sparked passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, discusses the racist nature of the voting changes.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: