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Voting Rights Stand

Former State Senator Charles Jones spoke to the Monroe Dispatch recently, giving his views on where things stand in Congress concerning voting rights in America. Sen. Jones was very passionate in his words shared with this reporter over why we are at this juncture in American history fighting for something that was supposed to have been settled 57 years ago. Jones referred to the 1965 Voting Rights Bill signed into law by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson after a long bitter struggle by Civil Rights leaders fighting to bring Blacks the right to vote. Jones believes that Black people owe a...


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