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Black Joy in the Summertime

Into America

30:49 min | 4 months ago

Black Joy in the Summertime

"During the summers of my childhood in south jersey when the sun was bright and i there were only a ways to escape the heat. There was the ice cream man but that was just a momentary fix and of course there was the log at clinton art. Our rinky little budget amusement park which was pure unadulterated chaotic bliss pricing. For all of us. But the one place i remember most fondly was at some leak tucked in the pine barrens. It was a lake filled with dark colored water with mushy patches and sharp sticks beneath your toes. Which you couldn't even see going to add. Some lake was treat for those of us who didn't have money for plane rides or rich relative to send for us at ads on. You didn't even pay per person to get in you paid per car so we pilot drive twenty minutes listening to w das. The local soul and rb station on the radio handover a few bucks when we arrived and the day was hours sandwiches baggies sour cream and onion chips cheap soda from and the polar your neighbors your cousins kids from school and most of us waiting in cool ugly amazing wooder until the sun went down. We're black and it was beautiful in some ways looking back. I can't help but think we were escaping more than the summer sun. We're finding the freedom to just be in a world where being black and free are not always congruent. Black folks in america have always found ways of escaping the strictures of this country's invisible in sometimes geographic racial boundaries and there are few more vivid illustrations of escapism than our summer traditions. Some were sent back down south to visit relatives others to grow trips along. Well-worn paths to places like at lake still others created havens that withdrawal on more than just black tourist or running from the heat of summer and the heat of racism black people have sought and built whole towns and resorts that became beacons. Black self sufficiency and independence. Were families could swim and vote and fish and be there fool selves in peace teachers and artists businessmen and women working and middle class. Folks flock the places with names. Like i'd awhile in michigan highland beach maryland open loves on martha's vineyard in massachusetts and bruce's beach in california. These black edens drew generations of upwardly mobile. Black people who are should out of white america during much of the twentieth century today just a few of these communities remain predominantly black if they remain at all they've been done in by desegregation. The evolving whims of a younger generation of black families and more recently gentrification with some of these havens have survived. Detention was removed. It was friendship and fun and games and solidarity. We stayed strong and we still a strong. I'm lee and this is into america today with summertime upon us. We explore that traditions and legacy of summering while black in one of the last enshrining black beach communities in the united states and historic enclave. In harbor on the island it was unusual. Vava gonna americans to find a place near the water on the or william pickens third spent almost his entire life. Going to sag harbor in the summers i as a kid then taking his own family out there for the season what age did you start going out there for two summers ten chance. And i'm almost eighty five. So i came out here and the tender age. When he retired he decided to live out their full time. I've been here twenty years. I was first one in my family to retire here. I met mr pickens back in two thousand eleven. When i wrote a story about sag harbor for the huffington post so i called him back up to talk about the importance of this place. It's history and his experience growing up in the black hamptons. I had an aunt who had a home here. She built in nineteen. Oh eight wow. I came out in live going to camp in the forties. I came to sag harbor. I didn't like camp too. Regimented came out here where i could fish and swim and run and bike and all that stuff. So what would that initial appeal one thousand nine hundred eight. America was a different place but lack folks were finding their way out there. What was the appeal of his bucolic country setting on the water so she liked it and heard about it and came out and bought a little house with outdoor plumbing. Not inside plumbing. We outhouse as school. I was all school but that was how our family i came to sag harbor hundred and thirteen years ago. It's still traveling from new york. Yeah from our home in brooklyn townhouse in brooklyn. The whole family was coming out. My mother would prepare lunch sandwiches and put it in ice. Put it on ice from the icebox. If you didn't ever refrigerate you had an ice box And we would load the car. We had a buick and dan would drive and along trip in those days. You didn't have all these superhighway's for our five hour trip. And they own gas stations. Every you know forty fifty miles and then we'd get to sang harbor and we'd unpack the car and go to the on by then we had our own home in nineteen fifty so we unloaded and began to enjoy the wonders of sag harbor. As a family it was country. Yeah far different. In brooklyn new you went from concrete to sand and dirt and noise to quiet those an enormous difference in the quality of life the space and the clean air and the stars at night in brooklyn. You had smoke coming out of chimneys need. Never saw the stars that here they were clarion clear. You could see beetlejuice. The little dipper in the big debut. See you can see them in new york as you can see matt out here and zang arbor and at one point. I knew all of all of the stars and that was years ago and my mind was a lot sharper for me was great change from brooklyn and i love it. How often would you go out there. Why came out in the summer days. No-one live here year. Round except the shinnecock and montauk at families pretty much but for african american families year round existence wasn't possible man so it was a summer retreat memorial day to labor day and that ninety day period was when you have family and friends come out. And that's how we did sag harbor and then one day in the fifties. Some guy named colin powell showed up from the bronx and we became friends and we both went into service later in our lives and he stayed and did pretty well. He did right from so i think he did call. Okay and what was somebody summer traditions that your family would take party well. We wrote our bikes. We have bb guns. We swam a lot a hit. The beach played baseball to jackie. Robinson just joined the dodgers so all the black kids out here in the indian kids shannon cox. We all playing baseball steinway. Jackie robinson as amazing. There were bicycle races in this kind of thing. But it's very simple nothing to elegant a strategic but fun and then it was some fishing trips. My father by boat and he died to go fishing for portuguese. And this kind of thing and adventure you hide and seek with the kids would say seek. And all the children's games that we brought out from brooklyn and the bronx per johnny on the pony and bring leo. We played those games out here and was fun in the woodland's because you could hide better than you. Canada and tenements brooklyn. Kids had more freedom. You weren't monitored you know twenty four seven and you learn a lot about yourself and your friends. There was more free time more your own time and you learn how to do things and had no experiment. If you didn't feel it you do something in brooklyn you could try it out here and it helps us all to grow into man you know. It sounds like a means to escape the hubbub of the city and city life but in many ways escaping racism and gaze of white folks. We black would come together and be who we are together. Is that accurate. Well removed the racial tension that is omnipresent in america. Where white resentment works. Its way into your daily living here. A community of people who knew each other at converse college together worked together. Lived together in queens or brooklyn or new jersey or connecticut so we did not have the police looking at us with eskin. And saying you know we don't really trust you guys you newcomers. We're going to keep an eye on you. Have that hugh. We did not have the daily tension of the the white power structure looking at us over our shoulder. Monitoring behavior can we were sort of a closed society. Here where are more raising folk ways. Webinars they weren't imposed on us. They were generated by us. Big difference big difference. Why were communities like these harbor safe spaces for black people back back then. The town was which is ninety nine percent white. There were workman in town. The plumbers and the architects. And you know you name it. Gas providers and our relationship became interesting because they needed our money because the war had ended and this town was struggling financially and black folks injected a lot of cash into the society so our relationship was fine but there wasn't much social event intercourse though. Yeah it was. The the african american families all sort of knew each other. They were just twelve at one point. Twelve families here in sag harbor hills but we all know each other including my grade school principal. He was here. Much to my chagrin. Left him in brooklyn. You bought a house right in front of ours. What did it mean to look and see this community. This is burgeoning community of hardworking industrious. Beautiful black people on veteran because you had judges and lawyers and doctors and dennis and you had bus drivers. You had taxi drivers you you know. We didn't have any differentiation. Among the professionals versus non professionals we were friends and family and your title did not matter did not matter and our first house guess was langston hughes the great writer and poet. He was my father's roommate in college and he came here in nineteen fifty two and read some poems. Was he just langston family friend. He's just call. You know he my mother very tight because they admitted i say nine hundred and five when he was a student and she encouraged him in poetry she incurs you write him and say he should should publish this and he'd back and have these letters rebecco. I'm not famous lock. Cajole him encourage. You am when he told my father. It meant this attractive woman in philadelphia. My dad talks on her out. And finally mariner shot. Let's let's stop the story as langston hughes with the matchmaker for your chance. You went back and told me there was this and philadelphia. Gotta meet it and got gotta made him and he merrin merrin wanna marry but his father said you gotta finish law school first before you use. I leave her out there available. Maria's area so they made a deal he married one thousand nine hundred thirty while he was still in in law school. Run away the graduation in nineteen thirty two. He's off fox fox out there. Hello so anyway but langston was instrumental in putting them together. Music is when all this is going on colin powell's a friend of yours got langston that you realize then even as a child there was something special about where our i took it as sort of ordinary because my parents friends and colleagues. They weren't celebrities. But we never thought that this was such as super special place that we were so different from our friends back in brooklyn. When did you start to grow. Why grew in a sixty started growing in the late sixties was during july of one thousand nine hundred sixty two. I just had three and japan. came back. I do the air force and bailout getting married. I was thinking about coming back and set a bachelor pad nine hundred sixty two that i spotted some beautiful girl walking up the beach an orange bathing suit. You can still see colleague. And she had shades on and she was beautifully ten. And i said to one of my old friends young lady. Who hadn't seem you're who and he's pat brandon. I said where's she live. She's from way down there and none of ice said walk. Introducing the tour is there are no you go introduce yourself right. I did and i want confronted her. She's one on the water and went to introduce myself and said about a movie date in that that was in A partnership that was formed right here. The waters agents saying harbor. So i only want to say harbor. Say it's amazing. how much you. Life is kind of intertwined entangled with sag harbor front. That's right saying arbor an sitting there. You know drinking a beer. Who couldn't i found out who dad was america and we were married for fifty one years. We'd be married fifty seven She had lived. You became an adult and married and had your kids out there. What are some of the members you have a brain year keys because our first born was a daughter pam and she had a first birthday party year. Second birthday party here. She's at a party because he was born june first so we celebrate in sag harbor routinely her birthday and my son's came out here and they were born and have enjoyed going up. Here this is. This is a part of their life that they don't want to give up in central tehran. Being after the break. Mr pickens talks about the origins of the black community instead harbor and we also hear from his son john stick with us can remember the feeling you got as a kid getting tucked into bed or the feeling you get now in the arms of somebody you love safe and secure is a feeling of security. That only comes through human connection. And that's why the people at simplisafe home security are so important of course simplisafe has an award-winning system. That has all the technology bells and whistles. You'd expect these days but the people simply safe really take it to the next level there around the clock anytime you need them. Whether it's fire of a medical emergency a burst pipe or even a problem while you're setting up. the system. simplisafe has person with the expertise. You need ready to help. Twenty four seven. And when you know there's always someone there to help. Well that's a feeling you just don't kit with meal security system to find out how simplisafe can make you feel safe insecure at home visit simplisafe dot com slash dateline today the customize your system and get a free security camera. That's sim plli essay f. E. dot com slash dateline today. And we're back with william pickens step back a little bit to go further back in history. Obviously through as you mentioned the sixties the black community harbor was right. You all out there. Bunch. but what about black folks and sega harbor period like how did we. I get out there and win. Because of the whaling industry willing was the economic arm of sag harbor in eighteen thirties you needed to have men who would be willing to go for a year and a half away from america to weigh all gone to the pacific. They had to go around south america. No panama canal. So you when you signed on the ship here. A few blacks from africans cape verde islands harlem brooklyn token number became shipmates on these wailing craft and they would be gone for eighteen months but that was really the first african presence in sag barbara. So you're going back to nineteen th century but by nine thousand nine hundred. John hope the great scholar from georgia as wife went from savannah georgia to say harbor by boat. She was going to live in new york but she got off the boat and sag harbor and liked it so much that she rented a room and built a house as the middle class black folk and the university folks heard about saying harbor. John hope grade scholar and then my aunt who was a teacher heard about it and they were friends she was friendly was this woman is hope because she had taught to test gigi and gave her the idea. We'll come on out so it started very small. It wasn't over thirties. That more african americans came to sag harbor and there was a schoolteacher who started technical high school and he came out and built four or five little cottages for his friends and rented them out and that started more volume of coming to say harbor back in the thirties. The depression was on so folks. Weren't taken fans investigations right harbor afforded you a fishing opportunity in cantata coming out by train and boat to check it out but you weren't buying property. The property was not for sale. That didn't happen till after world. War two an all new land became available so sag harbor as we understand. It is long island but kind of talk to us about the black beach communities within arbor. Well there three beachfront communities as your rest which was the first one. I was founded in nineteen forty seven by two sisters and all started very innocently after world. War two all. This land was available and the people who owned it needed money. Sagar wilson came along the owners. Here this family from virginia they owned all property that we have here now and he saw. Okay i'll do what they're doing and as you rest and find a lot of willing customers if the price is right who african american. That's how this happened and never was impulsive. Came through my father-in-law who helped sell the lots to all his friends. None of a beach. Gimme four or five hundred bucks and we get ourselves some property and they did the thing that made this different. Was that you own the water front. You couldn't do that in a-plus or a while but here you can own the bay front. You can actually own property that would guard against on the beach. That was the fundamental difference. And that's why the beachfront lots went really fast. He because the men and women recognized his glorious opportunity. We had our own beach and that was a big difference beach front. Ownersh you folks in the community been able to hold onto that sense as a change at all. Well it's it's changed a little bit. But i think there's a determination now that the families who can stay here we'll stay because to replace. This is almost impossible. It was wonderfully accessible for us but now it's accessible. Everybody and all we can do is guard against the encroachment by staying here and paying our bills paying taxes improving our properties That's the only way we're going to survive this. You know what. What percentage of your neighbors are black now like i'm more say what percentage of your neighbors white now has the demographics of the place dramatic change in community one of the communities at fifty five forty five now white at seventy thirty so seventy thirty one community is gone over that the stakes are that high though. If if you don't hold onto it it'd be going for all gone once it's gone. Forget to buy to buy back. Forget house for hundred thousand and now it's going to cost three million back. I mean that's the economics of the day. That's a threat. it's a threat. It was no interest from the larger community until maybe twenty five years ago. They were by never turn off the highway to see what's going on over here right. This is a black enclave. Maybe thought it was dangerous. Or maybe the waste of time. But it wasn't until the mid ninety s that the white population began to look safe harbor as an investment opportunity. So it's about twenty five years. The first fifty. Hey l. problem Because i want to ask you this. Your family's has been there for so long. And i wonder when you reflect on it all your hope for your family's legacy instead arbor francois. I wanted to continue. I'd like my children grandchildren and continue to enjoy this place because it is so special and accessible. I do have some worries about the future. I feel attached to this place. And i children are attached to this place and at attachment is so strong that i'm sure they'll move resist long as hard as they can Vacating this land. I my hope is that My great great great grandchildren have shot. Those plays and i just have one grandchild. Oh you got to get to work john. Hello is is he right there. John right there. you're here. Mr pickings his son. John was sitting next to him helping with recording amid john on the beach in sag harbor ten years ago. He's the one who hooked me up with his dad. So i got him in on the conversation. Also how you feel man hanging in there. Yeah well want to ask you ma. Obviously you know talking to your father about the legacy of your family out. There is pressure on you and your family. I don't have any kids. i don't have a wife. thank you this man. Made miracles out here literally found his wife made a life and still had brooklyn's still queen still had harlem in existence. So now we're here. We're just trying to still shelving alive and a living place. It's not a dying place you don't come here to die. You come here to live here to see your friend you come here to run outside you come here to take your shoes off you. Come here to let your dogs run you know. Come to hide you. Come here to thrive when you think about your generation the next generation are you concerned that folks will sell off and folks will look for the money and not be able to hold onto. It is a real concern. You have some like that. And then but then you have other generations where their their families are working hard to keep. This see is different for us because it didn't cost us. This was already given to us. We had to maintain and that's a costume itself but for us it's maintaining our own piece of life in our own piece of liberty in our own piece of justice and this is where we found it and this is where we've carved it out for everyone else so you don't have to come in and fight to earn these things because the respect is already understood the thing about these kids they don't change if you don't change the knox status saying that's the key to my grandma had to the door because it's the same. Wow yeah how was growing about their changed you. Well it's changed me in in. That is just giving me a well rounded experience. I mean it. It might be something more of a privilege but it's an experience it's like being able to come out and see your neighbors and know your neighbors but how your neighbors know and see you. Yeah they have to see you out on the water in join it. They had to see you driving down the beach to know that you're here enjoying rights and privileges not excluded from anything. The doors opened and the love is real. And this is god's country we are still in god's country without freedom there is no joy and we have found and freedom picking. What's it like when you hear your son. John described his experience and how much is meant to him. What does it mean when you hear him. Speak about this community that you helped kind of nurture and build. Well it means that it worked at the time and effort. We put in to establish this as a viable community over the last several decades. That that feeling Has emerged out children and grandchildren that boy. We're lucky pretty lucky. To have this and are alive and we have to figure out a way to preserve it and nurture it though. When i hit my son john extolling virtues. Place i smile william pickens. The third lives in sag harbor new york and we always love hearing from our listeners. 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The continued onslaught of the Creature of Voter Suppression in America!

Vote-Voiced Podcast

27:30 min | 3 months ago

The continued onslaught of the Creature of Voter Suppression in America!

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You can start your own podcast at anchor anchor. Thank you and have a wonderful day. Hello. Hello. This is Donna Miller with both boys podcast and I'm here again, and we're getting ready to talk about some more voter suppression the Chrome voter suppression, has not stopped eating and the creature of voter suppression sole intent is to eat up all of our voting rights to offer support free and fair elections to use support being able to go to The Ballot Box and use your voice to let. Your feelings about how you want your country run to be heard. Do you think that we should be dictated to by a small group of people who want to take away our voting rights so that they can stay in power? I don't think so. I don't think this country was founded on the ideal of a dictatorship. I'm I'm just saying I don't think so, let's get into this. This is Donna Miller with voice. We're in 501, c 3 nonprofit. You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. We we are on LinkedIn. Also. Okay. And we have a web page at www. And we're looking forward to our new web page that's going to be up soon. And we'll be sure to notify everyone when that happens. Let's get ready to talk about. Voter suppression Georgia. The federal district court has rejected a request a temporarily block parts of the sweeping voter restriction law that Republicans passed early. In the spring of though, the case will still proceed on the merits of ruling held that. It was too close to upcoming run-off elections on July 13th. To change the rules, Citing higher Court, precedents against changing election, rules, too close to election day, even when the procedures in question are legally suspect, but of course these conservative jurist haven't enforced, the same prohibition against GOP, legislators changing their laws. Just months before the elections. Down there seems to be a big deal about that about what people who support voter suppression, see and what people who supported do not and it seems to be unfortunately that though so supporters of voter suppression is the Republican Party, we're non-partisan here, but you can often get around the fact that the Republican Party seems to be the only ones pushing voter suppression laws and so, there we go off. I want to you to know I'm getting this information from the daily cost and I think the day they cost and please read them and support them. Thank you. Now, contingent on in Georgia, unlike the seven other lawsuits that are mainly seeking to block the laws voting restrictions, this lawsuit is largely largely challenging election, security provisions in the law that the plaintiffs argued, threatened, folders, privacy and election. Observers ability to monitor voting to ensure. It runs smoothly, though. It also is opposing, the increase eleventh deadline before election day, to request absentee ballots, you know, there's a lot of whole voter suppression in these bills where they are allowing people to come in and take pictures of you or record you and intimidate, you hate, what do you doing? What kind of Mark are you doing? What kind of pain is that dead? Oh my God, can you imagine, you know that there's people afraid to vote in Haiti today that people are in fear of their lives? They're killing people? Is this what we're going to come to where a small group of people can kill you just to prevent you from voting? We need to stop voter suppression now. Okay, I said this before, I'll say it again. We need to stop voter suppression by voting. We need to make sure that we vote no matter what they do to us, no matter what they take away. Let's pray that we have a federal bill for the people at past so that our vote voting rights can be protected because eventually offensive when you and I are long gone. If we don't start fighting voter suppression now, eventually they're going to intimidate us, they're going to say, we're going to kill you before we let you go home. And that is what we're inching to if we don't stop voter suppression. Now, how do we stop it? We vote. This is what we the people can do, and we elect people who believe in our right to vote, and we support the people who believe in our right to vote. And we make sure our voices are heard. We make sure people know that we believe in the right to vote. Let's talk about Kansas the League of Women Voters and other non partisan voting adversity adversity groups who are waging one or two ongoing lawsuits over low-wage. Slave auction Kansas, Republicans passed earlier this year to restrict voting have announced that they are suspending their voter, registration efforts due to fear prosecution under the new law. Do you see Already. This is July 10th 2021, the gop's legislation makes it a crime to conduct activity page that gives the appearance of being an election official bands. Elected officials from assisting are educating voters. Oh, I'm band. So so they're going to ban, do you know how many people assist voters? So basically, let me tell you what they're banning when they ban with when when the League of Women Voters and other people have to stop, they're banning Canada forms. They're banning information about candidates on websites, they're banning ballot ballotpedia. They're banding Secretary of State sites, they're banding for voiced. Their banding. Gosh, you know how you watch they probably going to end up even banjos. CNN's coverage or other news coverage of Elections. This is how serious this is people you need to vote. You need to educate yourself off, okay? And make sure you keep track of when the elections are and make sure you vote people vote for people who support free and clear elections. Okay, the GOP, let's see, can see what else? Hold on me, get their bands out of state groups from sending a ballot applications to voters as new requirements for absentee ballot. Signature verification and bands, people and groups from helping more than ten voters return, their absentee ballot. This is not the first time in the past decade, the Kansas Republicans have intimidated, voting advocacy groups into stopping their voter Drive efforts. That means you can teach people remind them to vote, you can't help people to register, okay? You can't do anything, you're going to have to become self-sufficient. In order to fight voter suppression, they're going to have to educate yourself, get yourself to the polls. You're going to start calling up your secretary of state calling up your city clerk, okay? You're going to have to make sure that you stay in touch as much as you can and find out when you have to go to vote. Let's see. Okay, so back in 2013, does Give an example, Republicans passed a law requiring documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, which was eventually struck down in federal court, but at created a chilling effect on registration drives since few voters, carried the passport or seminar down around day-to-day and led to the suspension of 1 and 7 new registrations. While it wasn't effect, they don't want you to vote because I thought, oh my God, you have to think about it. Don't you think about something right now? Go grab your passport right now. Someone comes to your door and they say we like to register. You two? Are you registered to vote? Let's say, you have to go and register to vote grab your passport. This is America. You don't have to have a passport, unless you're traveling out of the country, we don't have passports to from state-to-state, okay? Mom comes to your door, are you have to go register to vote? You're going to carry around your birth certificate. Where's your birth certificate? Grab it. Grab it right now. Where is think about it. Where's your birth certificate? They know what they're doing. Let's talk about Louisiana, Democrat. The Democratic governor has vetoed a bill passed by Republicans, with some democratic support that would require voters to include the driver's license or state ID, card number with their absentee ballot and application or include part of their social security number. If they lack of state ID, Republicans are just shy of the seats needed, to override a veto along alone in the state house but they may be able to win over a few Democrats or Independents necessary for an override, okay. How many people are suspicious of putting their, how are you? You're going to put your social security number on the document. Not a lot of people are going to do that, but they know this fact, they're trying to frighten you into not voting. Don't let them frighten you into not voting. You make sure you vote in Massachusetts Bay State, Republicans have announced. They will attempt to place. An initiative on the ballot next year, that would adopt a voter ID requirement, which would require roughly 80,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot. We have ID wage, but they're trying to make the ID requirements. So, odious, that it is difficult to, for you to vote, like, counting bubble, gonna so far, how many Jellybeans are in the jar? Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska state, senator Julie, Salma off by said that, right. And other GOP officials have announced. They are undertaking an effort to put a vote a folder photo ID Constitutional Amendment on the ballot as an initiative. Next year off Republicans, who need to obtain signatures will need to obtain signatures equivalent to 10% of registered voters. Meaning the exact number depends on when the C ROM. shows are submitted, but that proportion equates to roughly a hundred and twenty four thousand voters, according to the states, most recent, Registration statistics. Nebraska is the only state remaining where Republicans control, both the legislator legislature and the governor's office, but have not yet passed a voter ID. Law passed legislative attempts, have repeatedly failed to obtain the two-thirds support necessary off to overcome Democratic filibusters and Republicans have shown little signs. So far of a willingness to eliminate the Nebraska's, unusually strong, filibuster rule by majority vote, Everywhere we go, they want to voter ID law but these voter ID laws do not make sense. If when you read them, listen find if you're in a state where the where they're putting these voter ID laws and all these voter suppression laws on the books, go find this written laws. Find them, they are somewhere on a website in your state read, it it doesn't make sense. New Hampshire, dealing a blow to Republican voter suppression efforts, New Hampshire, Supreme Court unanimously. Struck down a 2015 law, that imposed new voter residency requirements, and made it more difficult for young voters and college students, in particular, to cast their ballots. The 460 ruling that the law. Violated the states, the state constitutions right? To vote guarantee comes despite GOP. Governor. Chris sununu down in flipped the Court's previous Democratic appointed majority. Two, three, two, three, two, two Republican. Okay. Let me see. Let me see with the law. In question requires voters, who registered to vote within 30 days of an election to Show additional documentation that they live day-to-day. At the residence. They claimed as their domicile and attend to do so long term. Now, how are you going to tell something about? How are you going to prove that you intend to live there? How are you going to prove that? You don't know how long you going to be in a place? Are you what? Yes, I'm going to live there. So, oh my God. What, what more do they want voters? Who lack suitable, documentation. She could only pass provisional ballots, which would only count if they could provide documents. Proving their residency met the Law's requirements at a later date. If they didn't break the law and power state election officials to visit their homes and refer them to the Secretary of State's office for potential investigation, which they may which may have intimidated voters off. Why is it? Why is it? Some people are always trying to use you know who that's for that. Yeah that law. Okay that's what people of color. Come on. Now let's just say it. We going to call the cops on you. If we don't think you should be voted, we don't think you're honest. Come on now. New Hampshire has the highest proportion of college students in the country making up over 15% of their voting age population and Republicans under the governor passed. This measure to make voting more difficult Choice. There is demographic such a student who lean Democratic however, with Republicans having regained, their gerrymandered legislative majorities in 2020. There's a considerable risk. They will simply Pass New restrictions on young voters in the wake of this defeat students. What are you going to do? I don't know, because a student is temporary by Nature. This is students. If you that you should be able to vote in the state that you're residing, and it shouldn't be difficult, but students, let me say this. You can have an absentee ballot from your staged. Make sure you vote in your state especially in these major presidential elections, okay? Take whatever steps you need to take to make sure that you can vote in your state if they're going to prevent you from voting in the college State, you're in, remember that college state is only four years, okay? You're going home, make sure that you vote, do whatever is necessary to make sure that you vote. Do not let the creature of voter suppression stop you from voting wage. The last one South Dakota Native American plaintiffs of waging a lawsuit in federal court arguing that Republican runs. South Dakota wage is violating the 1993 National voter registration act commonly known as the Motor Voter law by failing to properly provide opportunities, to register to vote at certain state agencies, and sometimes even failing to forward, registration applications to election officials. Even when they do, the plane is first filed their case last year, but recently updated it to expand the number of plaintiffs Wow. Wow. Wow, wow. Okay, Michigan. Let's talk about Michigan's, I've talked about it before, let's talk about it again. Michigan, Bill, SB, 285 eliminates the option to sign an affidavit in place a photo ID. When voting in person took his absentee voters to include a copy of their photo ID, when mailing, in their absentee ballot application. And prevents ballots, cast by voters, who do not show photo ID, fraud being counted on Election Day voters, attempting to cure their ballots and and get them. Counted must present proof of residency, in addition to photo ID, even if they do in the poll book, most people do not have access to a copier and required. A photo ID is an undue and unnecessary burden on voters, exercising, their constitutional right dead. To vote by mail. The affidavit is an important option. For those who choose to vote in person and do not have photo ID, our current system works just fine. And burdens of these new rules would fall just the portion of Lee on elderly, poor and minority voters. Now, that's s be 285 is coming out of Michigan. Voter suppression people fast and heavy. The creature is hungry. Jump, jump. Jump. We must fight voter suppression by voting. There is a primary election in some cities in Michigan. Okay? Hold on. Primary election. So sorry. I'm going to get this information off. Primary election wage. Okay, okay, primary election in Michigan. Okay. Okay. Now the cities that there's a primary election, August 3rd 2021, the polls in Michigan, open at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. okay. Now here are the cities that I am aware of. This is the area I live in, okay? They're going to use, I don't know what cities are in different parts of Michigan. But in this part of Michigan, okay, Taylor Michigan Highland Park, Michigan, Westland, Michigan Dearborn, Michigan Dearborn, Heights, Michigan, Riverview Michigan, Grosse Pointe, Farms Michigan, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan Detroit, Michigan and Hamtramck, Michigan. See, I'm close to Detroit in that area of Michigan. Okay, so I want you guys who are hearing dead Sound of my voice in this area to remember that. You have a primary election, you are getting ready to choose the people you want to run for mayor. You want to run for city council. Okay? Make sure you know who you're voting for go in there. Look at their names. Go to their Facebook page. See who they are. Read the information that that they're sending you age. You will have a ballot. If you have an absentee ballot, make sure you sign that ballot. Make sure you send it in before you start marking people. Take their name one step at a time and look up Google your candidates. OK, Google your cannons. Okay I want you to remember that the League of Women Voters who who are being forbidden to help voters with information in different parts of the state in the state of Michigan. Okay. That has not taken place. Yep. Okay, go to vote411. They have a list of Voters and what they stand for. Go ahead and take a look at that. Make your choice, make an informed Choice. Okay. When you walk, we must fight voter suppression by voting. I've already sent in my absentee ballots, thank God, I'm able to have one, thank God, that, that voters, the person isn't at every single step. Okay, we need to fight it. We need for the people act. Okay, there's nothing wrong. I'm non-partisan. I'm not telling you who to vote for, but what I am telling you is to vote, get out there and vote, okay fight voter suppression by voting, that's the power you have and listen wherever you are if they're making it difficult to vote if they're making it difficult to register, keep going back and back and back across the bridge people. Cross the bridge. Okay, I don't care how many hoses they use on you. How many dogs they sick on you? Okay, keep going back. Go back and back and back to the counter. They might never serve you, but you're going to make it better for somebody else. Do you understand? Keep going back. Don't give up must fight. Voter suppression. How do we do that? We fight it by voting. We fight voter suppression Americans by voting. Okay, that's our power voting. This is my name is. Donna Miller. This is both boys podcast. You can see I'm passionate about a right to vote em to keep you informed. 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