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    LBJ's Great Society and the Voting Rights Act

    Nicole Austin-Hillery and Hans con Spakovsky talked about the Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed the act into law on August 6, 1965. Other topics included state voter…

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    Young Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Ashley Spillane talked about Rock the Vote’s campaign to sign up young voters for the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included the group’s revamped mission and Web site, its…

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    Chris McDaniel Primary Night Speech

    Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel spoke to supporters following the Mississippi Republican primary runoff election. He was running against incumbent Senator Thad…

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    Hispanic Voters

    Michelle Diggles talked about a report by Third Way that found both Democrats and Republicans failed to understand priorities for the Hispanic community and needed to reassess how they…

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    Act of Voting

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the…

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    President Obama at National Action Network Convention

    President delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention in New York City. He focused on voting rights.

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    Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting. He urged attendees to work together to allow ex-convicts to regain the right to…

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    Felons and Voting Rights

    Myrna Perez talked about Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to to states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting after being released from prison. permanently reform…

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    Youth Voter Issues in 2014

    Matthew Segal talked about the reaction of young voters to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. He focused on the issues that polls have shown are most important to…

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    Presidential Commission on Election Administration Findings

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration discussed the report they had just presented to President Obama, The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations…

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    Election Voting Reforms

    President Obama made a statement before meeting with members of the Presidential Election Commission he created in 2013 to decrease voting delays and make the process more efficient.

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    Vice President Biden Remarks at Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

    The National Action Network held its fourth annual Washington, D.C., breakfast in honor of the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Mayflower Renaissance…

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    Changes in Voting Laws

    Trevor Burrus talked about the impact of changes in voting laws on the ability of American citizens to vote. These changes included the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in…

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    Women's Health and Voting Access

    Lauren Williams talked about some of the ongoing political battles over women’s issues and voter identification laws, and she also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    2,664 views
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    Election and Voting Reform, Panel 1

    The secretaries of state of Ohio, Jon Husted (R), and Minnesota, Mark Ritchie (D) talked about ending partisanship in politics and government with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s John…

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    Election and Voting Reform, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about reforming the election system. The discussion included issues raised by the national bipartisan poll on American attitudes toward elections and election reform…

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    Shifting Voter Demographics

    Panelists talked about population and demographic shifts in America’s suburbs and how this would affect future elections in America. They used slides to discuss the role…

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    The Conservative Youth Vote

    A panel of young Republicans discussed voting by conservative youth. Each panelist made opening remarks about what the party needs to do to engage the young. Then a panel…

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    Voting Rights

    Panelists talked about the implications of the Supreme Court decision that struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County v. Holder. They focused on actions…

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    Book Discussion on Who's Counting?

    Hans von Spakovsky talked about his book, Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk. He also responded to questions from students in the audience at the…

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