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大侠行天下日记 我见我闻我思 07/30


大侠行天下日记  我见我闻我思 07/30




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国会议员李贾克逊被拘捕


由休斯敦地区选出的美国眾议院议员李贾克逊今天在参与支持女性投票之示威运动中被警方拘捕,她已经是第三位国会非裔联盟成员被逮捕, 她呼吁参院应早日通过投票权利法案。


最近在德州州议会,由於新的投票议题,共和民主两党吵得不可开交,五十一位民主党议员目前仍然滞留在华盛顿,但是共和党籍的艾伯特州长坚持要通过比以往更严紧之投票方式, 来对付人数日愈增加之民主党新的选民。


李积克逊议员是我们亚裔社区之亲密友人,她对於亚裔遭遇之歧视和不公平常仗义直言,也经常在我们社区参加活动。


这位曾经参加过弹劾尼克森总统之资深眾议员,是美国政坛上重量级人物。


美国之政治生态已经在巨变中,两党之矛盾加深,甚至到水火不容之处境, 我们目前面对的德州新选举法案将会牵动今后选举之结果。








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.