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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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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: VAWA Passes in Senate; Voter Registration Needs to be Modernized; Obama’s State of the Union Emphasizes the Middle Class

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Domestic Violence Bill Passes Senate: Is GOP Chastened by Election 2012? David Grant Christian Science Monitor With yesterday’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act … 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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Civil Rights News: DOJ Wins Juvenile Justice Reforms; SCOTUS to Hear Voting Rights Case on Feb. 27; Increasing Minority Scientists

Deal Signed to Overhaul Juvenile Justice in Tennessee Kim Severson The New York Times A groundbreaking settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and Shelby County, Tennessee, which encompasses Memphis, may serve as a template for reformers seeking to fix a … 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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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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