I have Leadership Macon all day today so enjoy this open thread.
This was forwarded to me by a friend. FYI.
Please read the following request from Sen. Stephens. I have written to Rev. Jackson, and I encourage you to do the same!
As Senate Majority Leader last session, I oversaw passage of Georgiaâ€™s new elections reform law requiring the presentation of government-issued photo identification at polling places by all voters. The Georgia voter I.D. bill is aimed at reducing and eliminating voter fraud at the polls, and increasing the trust the public places in the voting process.
Now, Reverend Jesse Jackson, representing the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, is descending on Atlanta this Saturday as part of a rally calling for renewal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well as rejection by the U.S. Justice Department of our new photo I.D. statute.
Clearly, Reverend Jackson and I disagree on the merits of this method of maintaining integrity at the ballot box. So, earlier this week, I issued an invitation to Jackson to engage me in a public discussion of the merits of our photo I.D. law. Since Jackson will be in Atlanta this weekend for his protest, this is a perfect opportunity to give Georgians what they deserve: an open and honest debate on this subject.
Jackson has already granted numerous media interviews in Atlanta and is sure to be all over our local television and print media again this weekend to promote his rally. Iâ€™m simply asking that he consider accepting just one more interview on any non-partisan Atlanta media outlet to have this discussion with me about our new voter I.D. law.
Thus far, I have received no response to my invitation from Reverend Jackson or from any representative from his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago. Iâ€™m now asking you â€“ the citizens of Georgia â€“ to e-mail Reverend Jackson at [email protected] to urge him to take part in this public discussion. These new elections reforms are important to every Georgian, no matter where you stand on the issue.
Please be courteous in your e-mail messages to Reverend Jackson and copy me at [email protected] so I know that the message is being delivered (a sample e-mail is provided at the bottom of this message). We want him to understand how important such a debate is to every Georgian; if he is taking the time to come to Atlanta to protest our laws, he should hear directly from the people these laws effect.
Thank you for your help.
Senator Bill Stephens
To: Reverend Jesse Jackson ([email protected])
Cc: Senator Bill Stephens ([email protected])
Subject: Please Accept GA Senator Stephensâ€™ Invitation!
I am a citizen of Georgia and I would like to strongly urge you to accept the invitation of Georgia Senator Bill Stephens to participate in a public discussion of our recently-passed voter identification law while you are in Atlanta this weekend.
Georgians deserve an open and honest debate over this important matter and we would appreciate hearing both sides of the issue.
Thank you for your consideration,
I hope Jackson will agree to this but I highly doubt it.Over the years Jackson has become more and more one who does not want to engage in good honest debate but rather takes on the role of flame thrower,and promotes this us against them mentality. Its old and he needs to find a new source of income,to fund his high profile lifestyle.
Remember Fred Phelps, of “God hates fags” fame? Well it turns out that he’s a Democrat with quite a long history of supporting Dems. He even attended both of Clinton’s inaugurations.
Click here to read the story.
Hat Tip to Red State Rant
Governorâ€™s Fish Fry this Saturday
Join us this Saturday for Sonnyâ€™s Second Annual Fish Fry in Perry, Georgia. Governor Perdue, along with the Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson and Senate Majority Leader Tommie Williams, will be joining over 1,000 Georgians to eat catfish and enjoy live entertainment.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.votesonny.com. We hope to see you there!
Whoo-hoo! Erick’s away! We can party-on and discuss any topic we want to in a runaway fashion!!
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