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Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘Occupy’ protests should respond to voter suppression

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 3, 2011 23:13 EDT
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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appealed to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to respond to state legislatures that have passed voting restrictions.

According to a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five million votes during the 2012 elections, particularly among young, minority and low-income voters, as well as those with disabilities.

“I hope and pray that the Occupy movement takes this voter suppression effort up as an issue of theirs,” he said.

“I’m not trying to invade on their prerogative, but I think it would be a very good idea as they fight for a greater level of justice in America, to think about how this voter suppression movement is trying to curtail their rights.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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