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Working for Civil Rights – Jobs Roundup

Compiled by Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Intern Organization:  People For The American Way—Washington, DC. Position: Public Policy Internship Mission: People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies … Continue reading

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New e-Toolkit Aims to Help Activists Mobilize a Voting Rights Fix

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Section 4b of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was unconstitutional, it invited Congress to create an updated formula so that Section 5 – the portion of the law that provides for … Continue reading

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Watch: The Voting Rights Act at Work in Alabama, Texas and South Carolina

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case from Shelby County, Alabama, in which opponents of the Voting Rights Act are trying to strike down a key section of the law—Section 5. Section 5 is the … Continue reading

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MLK’s Unfinished Business

Since his death in 1968, the civil and human rights movement has carried on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, broken down barriers, and created new opportunities for many who once faced exclusion and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national … Continue reading

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