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House Proceeding 10-26-09 on Oct 26th, 2009 :: 1:24:50 to 1:27:35
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:24:46 to 1:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: elected officials. people understand how significant it and how much change can be made by a vote. more people might be inclined to do it on a regular basis. i yield back. ms. jackson lee: that is why i lute you and join with you in he congressional black caucus because many would not think

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:24:50 to 1:27:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:25:07 to 1:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: about bringing this to the attention of the american people. i want to salute the congress and the congressional black caucus because this democratic majority took the lead on fair election laws right after the unfortunate -- i call it deba crm

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:25:28 to 1:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we talk about rewriting the laws to protect the voter, to assess the kind of are being used, to find consistency. as you know, the most important issue was this will accountability, the ability to track the balloting in electronic balloting, to have a paper trail.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:25:49 to 1:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: till fighting to get that done. but we were the voices to speak about that so pele could have the ability to change. in harris county, we had a difficult race. a number of candidates lost. they posed a challenge because they believe there was a ballot infraction. we are in the midst of a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:26:12 to 1:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: settlement agreement, that maybe won't address the concerns of those who were violated, votes were not counted because we felt there were inaccuracies in a voting system or voting system, the officer who presided over the voting count. there were some infractions.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:26:34 to 1:26:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: even today in 2009, we should not behest tant to remind voters that a vote is precious, every vote counts and that it is important as the united states congress exists that local elected officials exist, local officials exist because of the vote. i'm hoping as we have the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:26:55 to 1:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: spotlight on states like rginia and new jersey that we will spotlight on the local elections and civic participation is a direct relationship for the kind of outstanding leadership that you get. i want to yield back on this point. we have local elections in houston, texas, local elections in the nation. not one single vote should be dimished in its value.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:27:20 to 1:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for your rights get voice gets heard by that vote. and it's my commitment to insist, if you wl, on the idea of full participation, of voters and making sure that we have the opportunity to protect the right

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