Politics

Lewis Black Explodes at Elected Officials

Comedian Lewis Black is taking his anger out on a new target: elected officials who are trying to make it harder for people to vote.

In North Carolina, pre-voter registration for 16 and 17 year olds has been banned. In Texas, concealed gun licenses are accepted as permissible IDs to register to vote, but not University cards. In Tennessee, University-issued IDs are allowed only for faculty, not students. When will the madness stop?

The video was filmed by ACLU as part of their F*** Voter Suppression campaign and was posted along with this letter:

To all politicians who’ve ever tried to block access to voting:

What the hell is the matter with you people?! You need to get your head on straight.

The cornerstone of this great country is the right to vote – and you should be fighting to make sure that every citizen who can vote, does! But instead you’re creating obstacles for voters? Well, that makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it… F*** that!

People marched and fought and died for the right to vote. And you want to legislate away that sacrifice? Not on my watch!

Your power comes from our votes – it’s time you started fighting voter discrimination instead of passing laws that disenfranchise more and more people in this country.

We won’t let you keep getting away with it. So get off your a**es and do the right thing!

Love,

Lewis Black & 4,949 ACLU Supporters