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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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#CelebrateNVRA on National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Voting rights advocates are using the occasion to raise awareness about the importance of voting and celebrating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA allows people to register to vote using a simple, … 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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Civil Rights News: Arizona Law Aims to Disenfranchise Voters; ACLU Fights for LGBT Rights in California Schools; Rand Paul Signals a Republican Shift on Immigration Reform

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Arizona voting law disenfranchises citizens Editorial LA Times On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Arizona v. ITCA case, which questioned the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS Hears ‘Motor Voter’ Challenge; Will High Court Justices’ Personal Lives Color View of Marriage?; Middleground on Pathway to Citizenship for Immigration Reform

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund High Court Divided over Ariz. Voter Requirement Jesse J. Holland Associated Press The Supreme Court met on Monday to hear Arizona v. ITCA, a case about … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Obama’s Diverse Judges; Budget Cuts to Hit the Poor Hardest; Was Roberts Wrong about Voting in Mass.?

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays Jeff Chiu The Washington Post As President Barack Obama gains his footing in his new term, he … Continue reading

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