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大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 07/30


大俠行天下日記  我見我聞我思 07/30




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國會議員李賈克遜被拘捕


由休斯敦地區選出的美國眾議院議員李賈克遜今天在参与支持女性投票之示威運動中被警方拘捕,她已經是第三位國會非裔聯盟成員被逮捕, 她呼籲參院應早日通過投票權利法案。


最近在德州州議會,由於新的投票議題,共和民主兩黨吵得不可開交,五十一位民主黨议員目前仍然滯留在華盛頓,但是共和黨籍的艾伯特州長堅持要通過比以往更嚴緊之投票方式, 來對付人數日愈增加之民主黨新的選民。


李積克遜議員是我們亞裔社區之親密友人,她對於亞裔遭遇之歧視和不公平常仗義直言,也经常在我們社區參加活動。


這位曾經參加過彈劾尼克森總統之資深眾議员,是美國政壇上重量級人物。


美國之政治生態已經在巨變中,两黨之矛盾加深,甚至到水火不容之處境, 我們目前面對的德州新選举法案將會牽動今後選舉之結果。








Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee                                                                                      Arrested For Protecting Voting Rights


Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee became the third member of the Congressional Black Caucus to be arrested for civil disobedience to draw attention to the voting right issue in the U.S. Congress.


Representative Jackson Lee was joined by black female voting rights advocates from the National Council of Negro Women and the League of Women Voters.


The protesters gathered outside of the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill before proceeding over to the Hart Senate Office Building.


Representative Lee said, “The reason why we are out here is to be able to say to you that no one should dismiss civil disobedience as a valid and important aspect of our strength and our power.”


Jackson Lee is a long time strong supporter of our Asian community. She has always spoken out against the unfair treatment towards our community.


We really appreciate what she is doing in DC. Her action represents the views of many of us on the voting rights issue.


Today Texas Democrats continue to fight for voting rights in Washington as Republicans push for them to return to Texas.


The voting rights bill is such an important move for all of us, especially for the many 

newcomers to the U.S. and immigrants.