Delegation to travel to Geneva to tell the Human Rights Council is to try to limit the right of black and Latino vote
leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP, will travel to Geneva next week to tell the Human Rights Council UN coordinated a legislative attempt is in states across the country would disenfranchise millions of black and Latino voters in the presidential election in November.
The delegation, led by the president of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous, will address the Council on Wednesday and asked the UN body to launch a formal investigation into the spread of restrictive laws election especially in the southern states. The NAACP plans to invite a UN team to travel across America to see for himself the impact of new laws, which keeps deliberately designed to suppress the minority vote.
The UN has no power to intervene in the functioning of the different States of America. But Jealous told the Guardian that the UN had a powerful weapon in your arsenal. Shame
"Shame is effective alone. The United States and individual states within the United States that have introduced such legislation, have a vested interest in maintaining the view we are the largest democracy the world. This means something, "said Jealous.
Given the NAACP, the voting rights of black minorities and others are under threat of laws that restrict their participation in the polls than at any time since the days of Jim Crow segregation.
A recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice estimates that last year more than 5 million voters had their voting rights stripped from them.
There are already 19 new laws on the books in 14 different states, who between them represent 63% of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the U.S. presidential race in November. Certain laws imply a requirement to show photo identification at the polling station -. Disproportionately affected blacks and the elderly, who often have no identification as
other laws have reduced the voting systems in the early, widely used by ethnic minorities and the elderly, and other former prisoners sentenced deprived of political rights, even in some cases, years after their sentence have been completed.
immigration laws require local police to arrest anyone suspected of being illegal immigrants in an attempt to force undocumented Hispanics to leave the country. HB56 Alabama is considered the most grueling.
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