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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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Civil Rights News: Boy Scouts Delay Vote on Lifting Ban on Gays; Obama Must Focus on Jobs, Wages in Second Term; Long Voting Lines Raise Concerns

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Boy Scouts board to meet amid talk of policy on gays USA Today The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) national executive board has delayed making … Continue reading

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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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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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Making Every Voter Count in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the 2012 election gets under way this week.  Early absentee voting begins Wednesday, October 17, and voting rights activists will turn their full attention to nonpartisan Get Out The Vote work, including phone banks urging people to avoid … Continue reading

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Watch: CNN Reports on a New Study Finding that 10 Million Latinos Could Be Affected by Restrictive Voting Laws

A new report from the Advancement Project, “Segregating American Citizenship: Latino Voter Disenfranchisement in 2012,” finds that “23 states currently have legal barriers that disproportionately impact voter registration and participation by Latino citizens.”

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