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Here’s Why You Need to Vote in the California Recall Election
August 26, 2021
On September 14 a special election will be held to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled. This is only the fourth time in American history - that a state has held a gubernatorial recall election. The last gubernatorial recall election in California took place nearly 20 years ago. ... read more »
The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred OUR VOICES
August 5, 2021
The so-called “conservative” justices on the Supreme Court are rewriting the laws passed by Congress to serve their own partisan purposes. Now the excuse is to limit voter fraud, even though there is no evidence of such fraud other than in the ravings of partisan politicians. This struggle will continue. ... read more »
Voting Is the Centerpiece of Our Democracy
August 13, 2020
August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War — the 13, 14 and 15th Amendments — were the “second founding” of democracy in America, the Voting Rights Act, which after nearly a century of segregation gave legal effect to the 15th Amendment that outlawed discrimination in the right to vote, should be considered the “third founding.” ... read more »
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House Passes Bill to Restore Key Parts Of Voting Rights Act
December 13, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Federal Courts Blunt Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States
September 14, 2016
In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in several states, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories ... read more »
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