Category Archives: Voting Rights

Sussex Unity Commemorates 50th Anniversary of 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Co-authored By Don Ayotte and Wolfgang von Baumgart The Sussex County Council chamber was packed with members of Sussex Unity, as well as many members of the community on Thursday, August 6th at 6pm for commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and rally for voting rights. Diaz Bonnville,co-Founder and Program Director of the West Rehoboth Children and Youth Program, opened the event with a moment of silence for the victims of the recent Charleston, SC church shooting and set the theme of "Every Vote Does Count." The Keynote speaker was DSU history and political science Professor Dr. Samuel B. Hoff. Hoff is the recipient of several national fellowships in the area of foreign, military and national security policy, including a 1994 Military History Fellowship from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a 1995 fellowship from the University of Virginia Read more

The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

An Act To enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=100&page=transcript Sec. 2. No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color. If the Delaware socialist General Assembly wants illegal , undocumented aliens to vote in Delaware, they will have to enact legislation to do so. Until then, the U.S. Constitution and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 plainly states who can vote. It plainly states that one must be a "citizen of the United States." A bill from the power company or doctors office is not sufficient identification to prove citizenship or to vote. Read more