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2012 Election Was a Victory for Democracy in a Diverse United States

One of the biggest stories of this Election Year was the struggle between the civil and human rights community and a group of politicians who set out to restrict the ability of millions of Americans to vote. It is now … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Wins for Marriage Equality in Four States; Impact of Latino Voters; Dream Act Stands in Maryland

Compiled by Shannon Housley, a Fall 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Liberals Score Social Victories, May Signal Major Shift Elizabeth Weise, Dennis Cauchon and William M. Welch USA TODAY In addition to choosing the president and deciding … Continue reading

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Update: “Ghost Polls” in Racine, Wisconsin

As part of The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s Every Voter Counts project, field organizer Cedric Lawson is on the ground in Wisconsin performing election protection work. He sent in this photo of a “ghost poll” that he says: … was … Continue reading

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Valuable Resources for Voters

The election is finally here, and millions of people will be heading out to cast their vote in one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Below we’ve compiled a list of resources to make sure that you are … Continue reading

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Voting: The Foundation of All Civil and Human Rights

The path to Election Day this Tuesday has been a long, hard, struggle for the civil and human rights community. Why?  Because there has been a shameful campaign under way across the country to make it harder for millions of … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Standard of Living Issues Ignored; Early Signs of a Gender Pay Gap; Tackling Rising College Costs

Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue New York Times David Leonhardt Among the many issues dominating the upcoming election, standard of living ceases to get the spotlight, and not for lack of trying. Though the economy … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Victory Over Intimidating Billboards

In the wake of protests organized by civil and human rights activists, two outdoor advertising companies, Clear Channel Communications and Norton Outdoor Advertising, this week began removing controversial anti-voter billboards, which had been funded anonymously by a “private family foundation.” … Continue reading

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