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  • Discussion on AfricanAmerican Voters and the Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They also…

  • Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act
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    Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al Sharpton describing the…

  • NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision
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    NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision

    NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not…

  • US Voting Rights
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    U.S. Voting Rights

    Panelists talked about recently passed laws and regulations in various states that could have the effect of suppressing minority participation in the 2012 elections.

  • State Voting Law Changes and Voters Rights
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    State Voting Law Changes and Voters' Rights

    House Democratic members held a forum on recent voter identification requirements in Kansas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, which had passed voter identification measures requiring a photo ID to…

  • AfricanAmerican Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections

    Panelists talked about African-American participation in the 2010 midterm elections, challenges facing black voters, and the potential impact of the African-American vote both nationally…

  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

  • Civil Rights Enforcement
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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of organizations that promote civil rights testified that the Justice Department Civil Rights Division has not enforced laws. Topics included voting rights, specific cases…

  • Report on Minority Voters
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    Report on Minority Voters

    The panelists discuss the findings of a new report, “Protecting Minority Voters,” and how these findings will affect the civil rights community. They also talked about their experiences at…

  • Integrity of Elections
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    Integrity of Elections

    At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about access registration and polling places, the integrity of elections, and procedures for…

  • Blacks and the 2004 Election
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    Blacks and the 2004 Election

    Black leaders and representatives of get-out-the-vote organizations discussed black voters and the 2004 election. Topics included the increased number of young voters, possible disenfranchisement…

  • Voter Unity Campaign Launch
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    Voter Unity Campaign Launch

    Officials held a news conference to talk about the Unity '04 Campaign. The campaign was designed to be a voter registration, voter education, and get out the vote effort. After the news…

  • AfricanAmerican Voter Participation
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    African-American Voter Participation

    Participants talked about levels of voter turn out in the 2002 midterm elections among the African-American community and the impact that black votes had on election results. They also…