Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress



November 14, 2019

Election results from the October 12, 2019 election show that only 41% of eligible voters in Ouachita Parish voted. If you drill down further, you will see that 46% of eligible white voters and 33% of eligible black voters voted. A 46% turnout is not acceptable. Further, a 33% turnout is embarrassing. The 15th Amendment of the Constitution protects the rights of Americans to vote. But you know the stories. African Americans suffered intimidation, harassment, and physical violence (remember the march from Selma to Montgomery). These were barriers designed to deny African Americans the...

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