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The Duluth area Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace and Twin Ports Veterans for Peace Chapter 80 call for the reform of the public safety practices in our communities.
The writing of the the state constitution involves Black suffrage. In 1846, a first draft of the constitution allowed black men to vote. This draft was not adopted. The successful 1848 State Constitution explicitly barred Black men from voting while it allowed all white men, even immigrants who were not citizens, to vote. After statehood, three referendums were held on suffrage for Black men (1849, 1857, and 1865). All were defeated. Citizenship was defined as being white and male.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ithgUloNR8 “Congress shall make no law… abridging... the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -First Amendment “Sedition:incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.” -Mariam-Webster We have a constitutional right to “petition the Government for redress of grievances.” Taking to the streets to object to, or advocate for, government actions is as American as apple pie. All through our history, no political or social progress has happened without protests, demonstrations, strikes, boycotts, and sometimes ...