Public servants should remember they are no more important than the members of the public they serve.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
— by Sen. Robert Ford One of the greatest lessons I learned working with Reverend Dr. James Bevel and Rev. James Orange of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was that we have to respect all people and show a special love and appreciation to our people - Black Americans. The reason this is so important is because of our history. Being mistreated, made to work and live in unimaginable conditions, being called boys and girls no matter what our age might have been… In other words, we were being treated worse than animals by white southerners, and Americans. Dr. James Bevel, Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Ralph Abernathy always made their staff members understand that no matter how great we might think we are, everybody…
Voter ID opponents plan to prepare now for the possibility the courts will allow the law to stand
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Democratic activists in the Charleston area on Tuesday that organization was the key to limiting the effects of "voter supression" efforts under way through Voter ID laws. Clyburn told local Democrats to approach the election as if South Carolina's Voter ID law, currently winding its way through the court system after the justice department raised concerns, was already in place. The congressman said Republicans hoped that, by putting Voter ID laws in place in nine states, a national election can be swayed by lowering turnout by 1 percent in each state. "I know nothing has changed yet," he said. "But I just do not trust the judiciary that we're operating under." Tuesday's gathering, held at the …