Sweet Honey and two voting songs about Washington, DC

Posted by on December 17, 2012 in 60-Second History Lesson | 0 comments

groupshotSweet Honey in the Rock have two great songs about voting related to the issue about the denial of voting and representation of residents in the District of Columbia. These songs can easily could be adapted for other voting issues as well (Song #1 and Song #2). Yes, Virginia. Americans have many issues with the franchise or the denial of it. Who can and can’t vote and why is a contentious issue as was seen in the 2012 election for US president. ID laws, policies about when polling places are open or closed, district creation, and a variety of other issues are other ways of defining who gets to vote and ultimately who wins elections.

Link to advocacy group, DC Vote, working for voting rights in the District of Columbia.

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