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It is very important that the NAACP be present at the Tiger Bay Club to ask Mike Bennett questions regarding his statements of having ‘em walk 200-300 miles to vote just like in Africa.
I hope you will be able to attend to the Manatee Tiger Bay Club meeting tomorrow 6/6/12 from 11:30am to 1:00pm to hear all supervisor of elections candidates. Especially to ask Mike Bennett the following questions regarding statements he made previously regarding voting:
Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, said that’s okay. Florida has made voting too easy, he said during debate, and people should be required to make an effort to cast a ballot. “We all want everybody to vote,” he said. “But we want an informed voter.”
Voting is a privilege, Bennett said, so how easy should it be?
“This is a hard-fought privilege. This is something people die for. You want to make it convenient? The guy who died to give you that right, it was not convenient. Why would we make it any easier? I want ‘em to fight for it. I want ‘em to know what it’s like. I want them to go down there, and have to walk across town to go over and vote.”
Question 1 – Do you believe voting is a privilege rather than a right?
Question 2 – Who did you mean by ‘em?
Question 3 – What African walk 200-300 miles to vote? Where?
Location: Pier 22 - 1200 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
When: Thursday June 7, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT