Discrimination in Voting: Role of the Justice Dept.

The Commission convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights… read more

The Commission convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The witnesses focused on the role of the Justice Department in voting rights and urged the reauthorization of the Act. Topics included the redistricting process, court rulings, provisional ballots, and the effect of poverty. After their presentations the witnesses answered commissioners' questions.

The privately-organized commission will hold a series of regional hearings across the country to gather testimony and evidence that will be used to create a comprehensive record on the degree of racial discrimination in voting since the last Voting Rights Act reauthorization in 1982. close

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  • Butler, Helen Coordinator Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
  • Davidson, Chandler Member Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Earls, Anita Director University of North Carolina->Civil Rights Advocacy
  • Lee, Bill Lann Chair Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Lobos, Leslie Attorney Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Majette, Denise U.S. Representative (Former) [D] Georgia
  • McDonald, Laughlin Director American Civil Liberties Union->Southern Region
  • Meeks, Elsie M. Member Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Moten, Derryn Representative Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Singleton, Robert State Senator Alabama
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Program ID:
185869-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2005
Last Aired:
Apr 1, 2005

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  • Mar 31, 2005 | 2:22pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2005 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
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