Politini: Why Republicans back voter suppression

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In a rousing speech last week in front of the National Action Network President Obama called out Republican voter suppression tactics. He didn’t mince words when he labeled their schemes to thwart the democratic process “un-American.”

We have a long way to go to ensure voting rights for all. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are still fighting to preserve the most fundamental American right—the right for every citizen to participate in our democracy.

This should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the only politicians speaking out against the latest batch of voter suppression laws.

So we ask, why don’t Republicans want you to vote?

Hip-hop music has often been the conscious of our society, reminding us of our past, while speaking out against current injustices like racial profiling, gun violence and mass incarceration.

In this episode, Politini turns to hip-hop classics, illuminating the real reasons behind Republicans’ push to suppress the vote.

The GOP’s got 99 problems, but voter fraud ain’t one!

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills are executive producers and co-hosts of Politini, a weekly politics and pop culture show covering the personal side of politics every Thursday 8pm EST on Blis.Fm. Follow their musings at facebook.com/Politini, subscribe to their podcast, and visit them at www.politini.com