The nonpartisan “Igniting Change Radio Show with Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq.” program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as nationwide on WOLDCNEWS.COM and Barbaraarnwine.com.
Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time, 12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.
Atty. Denise Lieberman: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Director & General Counsel at Missouri Voter Protection Coalition; civil rights attorney and nationally recognized voting rights expert and movement lawyer who has worked closely with non-profit and grass roots advocacy organizations in Missouri and around the country for the last 25 years
Joshua Price: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Former Pulaski County Election Commissioner in Arkansas; Leader in the AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) Community
The Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time, entitled, “Injustice for None! Responding To the 8th Circuit’s Horrific Anti-Voting Rights Opinion”, will be live with Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq. and guests Atty. Denise Lieberman and Joshua Price.
This week’s show will highlight the horrendous ruling by the 8th Circuit that there is no private right of action to sue under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. While organizations like the Heritage Foundation now celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, this 8th Circuit Court ruling represents another strike to the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act that is even more dangerous to the future of voting rights than Shelby v. Holder was.
On the cover page of this Opinion, under Amici on behalf of Appellants (State of Arkansas), the State of Florida and the States of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah are listed as supporting the position that there is no private right of action to sue to enforce Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965! This is a betrayal of the voting rights of people of color in Florida and the 13 other states. It is an abuse of power to use State authority and public funding to deny African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans their right to sue to enforce and secure their voting rights.
Since the rendering of this nefarious decision last week, there are already efforts to expand the doctrine of this opinion to other federal circuits, including the 5th Circuit. This case has caused a national uproar with many demanding that the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act be passed ASAP to prevent further erosion of the Voting Rights Act. It is widely expected that this matter will end up in the Supreme Court of the United States where the outcome is uncertain.
The Igniting Change guests and Barbara and Daryl will discuss how this is more dangerous than Shelby v. Holder, the history of the case, how the Transformative Justice Coalition and Igniting Change guests are already in this fight, and what actions everyone is taking in light of this news.