Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

New Lesson Plans Connect King’s Legacy to Present Day Civil Rights Issues

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant In celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this month, the Anti-Defamation League released a new curriculum, titled “Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights: Relevancy for Today,” to provide students … 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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Understanding the Importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on a case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which protects voters by requiring covered states and localities to get preapproval of their voting changes from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Video: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

By Philomena Ogalo, A Spring 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Jon Stewart recently featured a “Daily Show” segment on the Voting Rights Act,  just a week after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of Section … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Civil and Human Rights Community Rallies in Support of the Voting Rights Act

Watch a video of supporters of the Voting Rights Act rallying outside of the Supreme Court in support of the Act on the day the Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a key provision of the Act. Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS Set to Hear Key Voting Rights Case; Obama Immigration Plan Details Circulate; Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Voting Rights Act Has Run Its Course Richard Wolf USA Today With the Shelby County v. Holder case being argued … 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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