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150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision on Gerrymandering
July 4, 2019
“…The highest court in the land, in fact, chose to condone partisan gerrymandering, a political tactic that has long been used to suppress political representation for black and brown voters and ultimately helped to elect Trump.” ... 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 »
Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law
August 3, 2016
The appeals court also dismissed arguments by Republican lawmakers that the law was aimed at preventing voter fraud ... read more »
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