Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser: Rev. Jesse Jackson criticizes drivers license moves

Oct 7, 2015
In The News

Rev. Jesse Jackson planned to meet with Secretary of State John Merrill Wednesday afternoon on the removal of driver’s license examiners from rural offices, which has stoked fears about limiting individuals’ ability to vote.

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday on the subject, Jackson said the situation was “punishment politics on the poor,” and presented an opportunity to demand greater access to voting.

“This issue is not ultimately about black and white, it’s about wrong and right,” he said.

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