Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Stands Up For Student Voting Rights



TKC NOTE: An important effort from our Kansas City Congressman . . .

Cleaver Protects Voting Rights, Students’ Access to Polls

Today Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II introduced the EASY (Equal Access to Support Youth) Voting Act. This legislation will allow a student to vote in a federal election using their current student photo identification. The bill will also make it a federal crime for any individual to purposely discourage a student from voting by providing false or misleading information.

“Voting is a fundamental right, and we as representatives of the people should encourage and embrace the participation of all eligible citizens,” said Congressman Cleaver. “The integrity of our political process must be, above all, beyond reproach. Make no mistake, our nation’s strength and spirit springs from our enduring commitment to a fair, accessible democratic process. At a time when voting rights have been restricted and constricted cross country, the EASY Voting Act is one way we can protect and promote political participation.”

Students make up an integral part of the American electorate. However, across the country, state legislatures have been proposing laws targeting college students.

*11% of Americans do not have current government issued photo identification.

*18% of Americans between the ages of 18-24 lack current government issued photo ID.

There is little evidence of the occurrence of voter fraud, and instead of protecting our electoral system, photo identification laws do far more harm than good by disproportionately preventing one of our most vulnerable communities from voting – students.

*The 26th amendment expanded our electorate by reducing the voting age from 21 to 18.

*Students should be encouraged to vote, not misled, confused, or outright barred from voting.
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24 Comments:

You know a criminal politician when you see one said...

Cleaver is a Shuck-n-Jive piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Wretch puke vomit but no spit.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could buy him for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth.

I would make Warren Buffet look like a day laborer.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cleaver! How's work going on that VA problem? Oh Yeah! I forgot you weren’t doing shit. Sorry!

cml said...

Shut the fuck up and go get an ID.

Cleaver just wants to make sure that African Americans can vote again again and again and again and again and again and again like they did in the last election. The voter corruption in North Carolina was rampant

Anonymous said...

Of course he stands up for student voting rights. Lots of his voters are young, uninformed people.

AARP Groupee said...

Most of his older voter population is dying off.

Stop Being Stupid The Answer Is said...

Cleaver likes them young and dumb.

Anonymous said...

A real crook

Anonymous said...

Yes he is

Anonymous said...

There has to be something good about him.

Anonymous said...

How about putting on your next playlist "Working At The Car Wash"?

Anonymous said...

A theft and a liar.

Anonymous said...

Stupid cause

P Bear said...

What a total Black Cunt ! That's Cleaver.

Anonymous said...

I can only say ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING??? this man wont pay his taxes, his church people are mostly contractors that get the construction contracts he brings back from DC and then .. they dont give him kick backs ... no .. they "tithe" to his church. BUT although the people in the core wont see much to no benefit to this .. they will vote him in because he is black and his coffers will swell .. Burns & Mc are his loyal donors .. We do deserve this shit dont we?

Anonymous said...

Cleaver says:
" *11% of Americans do not have current government issued photo identification.

*18% of Americans between the ages of 18-24 lack current government issued photo ID."

Whether these statistics are correct or not is immaterial, what MATTERS is that NOT having a government issued photo ID is a CHOICE.

Cleaver is addressing a problem that does NOT exist. As usual, instead of working on actual problems, he invents non-existent ones to squander time on, and then wants to tell you how busy he is back in D.C.

Anonymous said...

Has anybody seen this man's campaign flyers? All about the money that never makes it to the people. Suddenly, Cleaver has a construction company, with no credentials in construction whatsoever. I guess that where all the money he's bring to Kansas City ends up... among friends and well connected. Sure, I'll vote for you for that. Not!

Anonymous said...

Can someone answer this for me. How in the hell does this guy keep getting elected time and time again to Congress?

I'm from Lee's Summit and we never see this guy anywhere near this place. In fact you never see Cleaver anywhere south of Bannister and west of the stadiums.

But he keeps getting elected time and time again eve though he never talks to anyone outside KCMO.

Anonymous said...

he knows the ultra liberal education system will result in weak minded Democrats votes

Anonymous said...

11:33 because of Jerrymandering his district. He could not get a single white vote and still win 51-49.

That's why Turk is the only one who will run against him.

WE IS ALL VICTIMS said...

*11% of Americans do not have current government issued photo identification.

*18% of Americans between the ages of 18-24 lack current government issued photo ID.

THEY ARE FREE. IF YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET ONE, WE DON'T NEED YOU TO BE VOTING ANYWAY.

T and A Guy said...

This has been talked about forever. You would think Cleaver and the Democrats would have helped everyone get a free government ID by now.

Anonymous said...

Any "student" that isn't smart enough to get an ID shouldn't be allowed to vote. They would be stupid enough to vote for Cleaver.