Monday, March 05, 2012

Voter ID, immigration laws take center stage as demonstrators re-enact Selma-Montgomery march

Immigrants and minorities are two groups being hurt by the new voting laws in some states. We thought this was solved almost 50 years ago! - - Donna Poisl

By Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It won’t just be about history when crowds cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge this weekend and recreate the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery — it will be about targeting Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration laws and its new voter ID requirements.

Organizers expect thousands to participate in the crossing of the Selma bridge for the 47th anniversary of the 1965 incident when peaceful demonstrators were attacked by police in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” The violence helped spark passage of the Voting Rights Act.
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