In Remembrance: Elijah Cummings on Voter Rights

Remembering an American Hero Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who fought for EVERYONE’s civil rights. We #FightToVote in honor of this great leader. #RIPElijah #RIPSir

one of my major passions right now is
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voting my mother who was some men in
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South Carolina the last words she said
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to me
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was do not let them take away our right
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to vote before she died
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african-american people keep fighting
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the same fight over and over again the
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idea that my 93 old mother had seen
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people slain and beaten because they
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were trying to exercise their right to
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vote and now here in 2019 we’re fighting
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for the same thing a hundred years or so
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later same thing only dresses up a
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little differently but the same thing if
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people are not are not allowed to vote
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or when they block from voting then it
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makes impossible and it makes it
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impossible for them to change their
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destiny and if you skew the numbers and
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you take away the right to vote and you
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leave votes on the floor of the voting
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booth because of provisional ballots
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that are never counted or when you
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taking people off the rolls although
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you’re getting rid of early voting I
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mean it’s just on and on and on and one
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all the things that are done to block
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people from affecting their destiny
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again there there are people who don’t
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want us as african-americans to have
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that right but a lot of people would say
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to the caucus why fight I mean just just
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give up let it go I mean come on now the
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odds are against you know the highs are
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not against us as a matter of fact I’m
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very hopeful
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