Patrons Walk Out As Ala. Official Pushes Voter ID At Selma Anniversary Service

“We can’t be polite about this. We can’t be casual or cavalier,” Barber told a reporter. “We have more voter suppression in recent years than we’ve seen since Jim Crow.”He said that Merrill’s promotion of the voter ID law was “another lie.””I don’t care if you came as secretary of state, to stand up and tell another lie, to push the lie of voter ID and confuse people, normalize it, on a day when the nation is watching,” Barber said. “You cannot come and stand in that pulpit and promote a voter suppression tactic and then we just sit there.”He said that “democracy is at stake.””You cannot have a democracy where voter suppression is normalized, where people will politely let people say to them what they’re doing, in their face and in their church, and it’s okay,” Barber said. “To respect injustice is to be a part of it.””If you undermine voting,” he added, “everything else falls apart.”

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