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Labor launches Latino voter education program

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement launched a national campaign aimed at educating Latinos on the importance of voting.


New attacks on voting rights in Alabama

Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.


Democratic presidential hopefuls, in contrast to GOP candidates, push progressive agenda

All participants developed answers to problems in ways that will unify, not divide.


Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 


Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.


Court blocks Texas voter IDs - maybe

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a Texas voter ID law, as written, discriminates against blacks and Hispanics.


Mass movement the key to voting rights protection

Fifty years ago today, thanks to a mass movement started by African American WWII veterans, Voting Rights Act was signed into law.


Voting Rights Act turns 50 - is it on agenda for GOP debate?

With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.


Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."


Roanoke rally for voting rights planned for June 25

Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

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