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What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression
December 15, 2016
President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office. Democrats and responsible Republicans are calling for congressional investigations. ... read more »
In Dissent, Defiance and Resistance: Refusing to Concede to Elected Evil
November 16, 2016
we cannot go along with the tyranny of a majority in numbers or in electoral votes and turn a deaf ear to truth or a blind eye to injustice because of official or unofficial calls for compliance, calm or giving election-sanctioned evil a chance to prove itself. ... read more »
DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington
September 1, 2016
I was eight years old when the news spread through my community that Dr. King had been assassinated. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Marks 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
August 10, 2016
Recently, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) recognized the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called upon House Republicans to support legislation that would restore the right to vote for all Americans. ... 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 »
Discover the Unexpected: Continuing the Legacy of Freedom’s Journal in 2016
June 16, 2016
This year is another national election year. The value and purpose of the right and responsibility to vote is more important today than in 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was first made law ... read more »
50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Does your vote really matter?
August 12, 2015
On August 6 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. August 6, 2015 will mark the 50th year anniversary since African American citizens overcame the prevention of the right to vote, and obtained the right to be seen as equal. The Act was signed to create long-lasting change, however questions remain on whether or not people have taken full advantage of what was obtained or whether or not our vote matters. ... read more »
50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Does your vote really matter?
August 6, 2015
The Act was signed to create long-lasting change, however questions remain on whether or not people have taken full advantage of what was obtained or whether or not our vote matters ... read more »
Voter Suppression Overshadows Voting Rights Act Celebration
August 5, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Support Measure to Fully Restore Protections Needed Under Voting Rights Act
July 2, 2015
The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 amends the Voting Rights Act. ... read more »
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