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Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.

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Floridians rally for free, fair elections

Orlando residents rallied  March 5 --the first day of the 2013 Florida legislative session - to demand "true election reform" that would make voting "free, fair and accessible to all." 

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Stop election piracy

The widespread use of voter suppression laws has created a national awareness among the electorate that it is time to review and revise the conduct of national elections.

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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Latino labor leader: Immigration legislation has potential problems

Providing a path to eventual citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers "is a worthy #1 goal" of proposed immigration reform legislation.

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Voter suppression scandal rocks Arizona

Unlike other Americans, Arizonans were not able to wake up the next morning to news of the state's election results.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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Latino voter numbers to rise 25 percent

The number of Latino voters will rise by 25 percent in the 2012 election, to 12.6 million, compared to 2008, and they'll hold the key votes in more states than ever before.

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Voter suppression billboards coming down

Billboards targeting African-American, Latino and low-income neighborhoods began coming down after the anonymous sponsor said it would not reveal its identity, Clear Channel, the billboards' owner said.

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