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How Congressional Democrats are employing a Civil Rights era tactic to address a problem from today

Darlington, Rolda (2016) How Congressional Democrats are employing a Civil Rights era tactic to address a problem from today. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Yesterday, Democrats in the US House of Representatives staged an unprecedented sit-in in the House aimed at bringing a “No fly, no buy” gun control bill to the House floor for a vote. Rolda L. Darlington writes that the sit-in is a reaction to an increasingly gridlocked and partisan Congress, and harks back to the tactics of Civil Rights-era activists. This use of an “old tool for a new job” shows that the tenor of the gun control debate has now shifted irrevocably.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 11:04
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2019 00:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67222

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