February 22nd, 2008

Walk the Vote! Participatory Democracy b/w Civil Disobedience

from The Field ::

Texas Republicans have worked overtime to make it harder for key Democratic voting groups to vote and be represented fairly. The redistricting games they’ve played are infamous. And for the Prairie View A&M University precincts, they put the early-polling place more than seven miles from the school.

So what did the students in this video do? They shut down the highway as they marched seven miles to cast their votes on the first day of early voting.

Awesome.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. carlos  |  February 22nd, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    damn straight. i used to drive down that highway really frequently since i went to school next door. knowing how, um, everything-everyone-expects-from-texas the surrounding area is makes this sort of thing especially spine-tingling.

    also, both mr. t and dj premier went there

  • 2. Mediation Channel » Chan&hellip  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    [...] the Waller County, Texas, Courthouse to protest the lack of an early voting place on campus. You can view the march at YouTube. Would you walk seven miles to cast your [...]

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