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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  • James Blacksher Attorney
  • John Buchanan Commissioner Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Helen Butler Coordinator Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
  • Chandler Davidson Member Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Anita Earls Director University of North Carolina->Civil Rights Advocacy
  • Bill Lann Lee Chair Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Leslie Lobos Attorney Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Denise Majette U.S. Representative (Former) [D] Georgia
  • Laughlin McDonald Director American Civil Liberties Union->Southern Region
  • Elsie M. Meeks Member Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Derryn Moten Representative Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
  • Robert Singleton State Senator Alabama
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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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