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Voters & Registration Ronald W. Walters

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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 legislation on voter participation and political activism, the…

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    Black Voter Turnout

    A rally was held to begin an eight-state mass mobilization effort to get out the vote in the black community. Hazel Edney moderated. Youth leader Michaelyn Oby performed songs. This event was held at the Masonic…

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    Extension of the Voting Rights Act

    Moderated by Professor Walters, panel members discussed the importance of extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some provisions of which expire in 2007. Among the issues they addressed…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Voter Participation

    The panelists discussed reasons for low voter turnout among African-Americans. After their prepared remarks, Mr. Parr served as moderator for general discussion and audience questions.…

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    Political Effects of Population Shifts

    Shelley Kossak and M. Faith Mitchell talked about the efforts of the Population Resource Center to raise awareness and provide information about population issues. William Frey explained…

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    Race and Political Empowerment

    The panelists discussed such civil rights issues as voting rights, and the question of gerrymandering in an effort to redraw districts to increase minority representation.

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