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Watch: 12-Year-Old Nails N.C. Governor on Voting Rights Restrictions

October 31, 2013 in Blogs

By Janet Allon, AlterNet

Modern day suffragette Madison Kimrey: “The match has been lit and my fire burns bright.”

12-year-old Madison Madison Kimrey, founder of NC Youth Rocks, gave a rousing speech at a recent NAACP event, taking on Governor Pat McCrory, and the state's recent highly restrictive Voter I.D. laws. Being 12, her particular concern was the elimination of the state's pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds through schools and the state's DMV that enables them to automatically be added to the voting rolls when they turn 18. 

She completely nails Gov. McCrory, who refused to meet with her, calling her “ridiculous” and a “liberal prop.” Her response: “I am not a prop. I am part of a new generation of sufragettes.”

Gov. McCrory also said, according to Kimrey: “He had not read that part of the bill.”

In the words of Alicia Keyes: “This girl is on fire.”


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