Tag: Voting

Review of “Our Time Is Now” by Stacey Abrams

Considering the recent congressional events making headlines regarding voting rights, it is fortuitous that I happened to be reading Stacey Abrams’ Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, from our LexisNexis digital library. Abrams may need no introduction, but for the sake of fastidiousness, I’ll mention she is a history-making Georgia politician, author and voting rights activist. Our Time Is Now provides an overview of voting in the United States, from citizenship...

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Law Day 2014 at the RCLL

If you didn’t know, Thursday, May 1, 2014 was Law Day at the Riverside County Law Library.  As part of the festivities, Judge Jackson Lucky was our keynote speaker.  Judge Lucky’s presentation on voting rights and the importance of exercising your right to vote was both informative and very interesting. He mentioned that often times, especially for young people, that the sentiment that every vote counts seems quite far fetched. Some questions that Judge Lucky fleshed out were how can...

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Law Day 2014 Recap

Last Thursday,  40 people had the opportunity to hear Judge Jackson Lucky. Presiding Judge of the Family Law Court address the ABA ‘s Law Day Theme for 2014: American Democracy and the rule of Law:  Why Every Vote Matters. Judge Lucky took the audience on an historical tour of the history of voting in America.   Our voting rights past can be said to be somewhat checkered.   He pointed out that Black men could not vote until 1870.  It took until 1920 for women to get the vote at all.  He pointed...

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