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Don’t Let the Moment Pass, says civil rights leader Josie Johnson

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Story and Video by Bill Sorem
Josie Johnson spoke at the Minneapolis League of Women Voters 2019 Annual Meeting in North Minneapolis. Johnson, active civil rights leader, former acting director of the Minneapolis Urban League, University vice president and provost, and the first Black Regent at the University of Minnesota spoke to LWV members and friends at the Annual Meeting, June 11, 2019. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Constitution Guarantees Right to Vote, Not Fly on Plane or Buy Beer

Click on Photo to Learn How Ellison Volunteers are Educating Minnesotans About Voter Photo ID

“The Constitution doesn’t say anything about the right to fly in a plane, it doesn’t say anything about the right to buy a beer, but an awful lot of people did die for the right to vote. You have to have these conversations even with good, strong Democrats.” Continue Reading →

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Voting Rights Should Have Been Resolved During Civil Rights Era

Click on Photo to Hear Why Voting Rights Should Already Have Been Won in the 1960s

An attack on voting rights is an emotional issue for Dr. Josie Johnson, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Johnson spoke about the consequences of Voter Photo ID legislation during a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Keith Ellison. Continue Reading →

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