At #VA @NAACP State Conference in #RVA TV Anchor Tags Rep. Bob Goodlatte. During a speech in Richmond at the NAACP Conference tonight, Roland Martin, who hosts the popular show News One Now on TVOne, called out House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte for blocking a fix to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Goodlatte is also slow walking justice reform in the same way he slow walked immigration reform a year ago.
Martin called on NAACP member to launch “Operation Bob Goodlatte” and called on members of the NAACP to “wear him out” and arrive at his office over the next year in large numbers in protest. Goodlatte represents the 6th congressional district which covers Roanoke, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg.
Goodlatte has no plans to take up a fix to the Voting Rights Act after the John Roberts led Supreme Court gutted Section 5. Soon after the SCOTUS destroyed Section 5, several states started changing their laws to make it harder to vote including Texas and North Carolina.