WASHINGTON. DC. (Tháng bảy 3, 2013)-Hoa Kỳ. Supreme Court decision June 25 striking down part of the Voting Rights Act “necessitates legislative action to assure that no one is denied their right or obligation to participate in public life by voting or speaking out,” Giám mục Stephen E nói. Blaire của Stockton, California, chair of the U.S. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo’ Ủy ban tư pháp trong nước và phát triển con người, and Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity. The statement follows.
“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has long played a leadership role in securing and protecting the rights of all citizens to vote, including the Voting Rights Act. The recent Supreme Court decision necessitates that Congress act swiftly to assure that the right to vote be protected and afforded to all eligible citizens. Corresponding to this right is the moral obligation that each of us has to participate in public life. In the U.S. Giám mục’ tuyên bố Hình thành Consciences cho công dân Trung thành, we wrote ‘In the Catholic Tradition, công dân có trách nhiệm là một đức tính, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.… Participation in political life in light of fundamental moral principles is an essential duty for every Catholic and all people of good will.’ We urge policymakers to quickly come together to reaffirm the bipartisan consensus that has long supported the Voting Rights Act and to move forward new legislation that assures modern and effective protections for all voters so that they may exercise their right and moral obligation to participate in political life.”
Editors: Background information can be found at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/cultural-diversity/ và http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NGÀY: Tháng bảy 3, 2013
TỪ: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh
Từ khóa: quyền công dân, bỏ phiếu, Tòa án tối cao, Voting Right Act, HOA KỲ. Giám mục, HOA KỲ. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo, Giám mục Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Daniel Flores, công dân Trung thành
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