NOTING that major obstacles are still being put by some states before Negroes
who attempt to register to vote; and that after the passage of appropriate
legislation physical and economic intimidation may nevertheless be used to
delay, impede and hamper the effective implementation of the statute; and
COMMENDING those individuals and organizations who, under great provocation,
are determinedly trying to increase the registration of Negroes despite these
THE FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION URGES
the passage of federal legislation authorizing the appointment by the President
of the United States of federal registrars, not necessarily residents of the
state in which they are to work, who would be empowered to register citizens to
vote in any state of the Union where such appointment seems necessary, and
providing for injunctive relief and criminal penalties in cases of intimidation
of any kind, exercised against any federal official, civil rights worker, voter,
or prospective voter, designed to delay, hamper, impede or pervert the exercise
of any right granted by any legislation so enacted.
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