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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…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Bill Lann Lee talked about the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. After holding ten hearings last year, the National Commission on the Voting…

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    Discrimination in Voting: Historical Overview

    The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The privately…

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    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 Act. The witnesses focused on the role of the Justice…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 1 Afternoon, Part 1

    In the first part of the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Democratic lawmakers and convention officials conducted convention business such as credentialing…

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    Democratic Party Platform Hearing, Morning

    The Democratic National Committee held its third hearing on their party’s 2004 national platform at the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The previous hearing had been cancelled due to…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy Platform Hearing

    The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing at Louisiana State University. Witnesses testified regarding national security, foreign policy, and related issues.

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    Democratic National Committee Platform Hearing

    Witnesses testified regarding homeland security, first responders, and related issues. There is a brief interruption in this program.

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    U.S. Policy and the Middle East

    Mr. Pickering and Mr. Lee spoke about U.S. policy in the Middle East and American attitudes toward Arab Americans. Mr. Pickering concentrated on the Middle East Peace process and relations…

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    Hate Crimes and the Internet

    Mr. Lee talked about hate crimes detailing several instances of hate motivated violence. He also talked about the need for federal hate crimes legislation and efforts to use the Internet to…

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    Japanese-American Memorial

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to Japanese-Americans, participants talked about the contribution that Japanese-Americans had made and about their internment during World War II.

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    Hate Crimes

    Participants talked about hate crimes and the legal and social issues surrounding the issue. They highlighted crimes motivated by race, religion and sexual orientation.

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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

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    Hate Crime Legislation

    Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Bill Lann Lee, spoke with reporters about Hate Crime Legislation.

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    Successful Asian-American Role Models

    Asian-American professionals spoke about their success and the personal influences and values which helped them succeed. After their remarks, they answered questions from the audience.

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on the oversight of the Justice Department Civil Right Division. Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding the civil rights division of…

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    Justice Department Weekly Briefing

    Attorney General Janet Reno announced that she is setting up a task force to focus on modern-day slavery in the U.S. She cited recent cases of undocumented workers from Mexico as well as migrant…

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    Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    Panelists discussed the present and future direction of the civil rights movement. They discussed tactics of civil rights advocates of the past and how the arguments and issues have changed over the…

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    Housing Discrimination

    This event marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and the tenth anniversary of its amendment to cover persons with disabilities or children. Secretary Cuomo stated that…

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    Justice Brennan Tribute

    Legal scholars and others gathered to celebrate the constitutional legacy of Justice William Brennan. Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Lann Lee said that Brennan stressed…

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