No Driver's license, No Voting Privilege. Civil Rights Violation. One Man One Vote abolished.


The Rachel Maddow Show  October 05, 2015 Monday.

On September 30th, 2015 my Black Belt constituents were dealt yet another devastating blow when it was announced by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency that it would close 31 driverís license offices.

The decision left 8 out of the 14 counties in my district without a DMV that will issue driverís licenses. Many of the residents affected by this decision will have to travel miles outside of their communities to take a driverís tests and obtain state-issued identification. This fact means many of my constituents who have limited modes of transportation will be denied an equal opportunity to obtain a means to vote.

The Birmingham Newsí John Archibald added, ďItís not just a civil rights violation. It is not just a public relations nightmare. It is not just an invitation for worldwide scorn and an alarm bell to the Justice Department. It is an affront to the very notion of justice in a nation where one man one vote is as precious as oxygen. It is a slap in the face to all who believe the stuff we teach the kids about how all are created equal.Ē