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  • House Judiciary Holds Hearing on Voting Discrimination
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    Voting Discrimination

    Civil liberties and voting rights organization leaders testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee concerning voting discrimination. Witnesses discussed state voting laws since the 2013…

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  • Washington Journal Derrick Johnson Discusses the NAACPs Role in Campaign 2020
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    Derrick Johnson on Black Voters and Campaign 2020

    Derrick Johnson, NAACP president, talked about some of the issues most important to the NAACP in the 2020 election, including voting discrimination.

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  • Electoral College Debate at Steamboat Freedom Conference
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    Electoral College Debate at Steamboat Freedom Conference

    Oklahoma radio talk show host Trent England debated Democratic strategist Ted Trimpa about the electoral college versus the national popular vote in electing the president. Hadley Heath Manning…

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  • Washington Journal Weldon Tick Discusses the Anniversary of the First Female Voter
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    Weldon Tuck on the Anniversary of the First Female Voter

    Weldon Tuck spoke by phone about the anniversary of the first woman to cast a vote in a general election, Louisa Swain, who voted in an election in Laramie, Wyoming, on September 6, 1870.

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  • Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom
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    Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom

    Clemson University history Professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also…

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  • Voting Rights March in Selma
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    Voting Rights March in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited…

    810 views
  • Women of the Suffrage Movement
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    Women of the Suffrage Movement

    Historian Susan Ware talked about some of the 19 lesser-known suffrage leaders profiled in her book, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote. This National…

    209 views
  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Voting Rights Act
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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Voting Rights Act

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the Voting Rights Act and the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder…

    744 views
  • Washington Journal Rob Richie Discusses Election Reform  Gerrymandering
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    Rob Richie on Election Reform and Gerrymandering

    FairVote’s Rob Richie talked about the recent Supreme Court decision regarding partisan gerrymandering and the group’s effort to push for nationwide ranked choice voting. FairVote is a…

    548 views
  • National Urban League Releases Voting Rights Report
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    National Urban League Voting Rights Report

    The National Urban League released its 2019 State of Black America Report which focused primarily on voting rights issues. National Urban League President Marc Morial told an audience at…

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  • Suffrage and American Women in Politics
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    Suffrage and American Women in Politics

    Historian Elisabeth Griffith examined the legacy of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and pondered the question: did suffrage matter? With women currently making up only twenty…

    1,069 views
  • Black Women and the Suffrage Movement
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    Black Women and the Suffrage Movement

    Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall talked about the struggle of black women to obtain voting rights and compared this with the experiences of white suffragists and black men. This program was part of a…

    1,837 views
  • Stacey Abrams and Representatives Davids and Porter at CAP Ideas Conference
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    Stacey Abrams and Representatives Davids and Porter at CAP Ideas Conference

    Stacey Abrams, the 2016 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke about voter suppression and voting rights at the Center for American Progress' Ideas Conference. Following her…

    160 views
  • emWhat It Means to Be American Votingem
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    What It Means to Be American: Voting

    What It Means to Be American: Voting was the first-prize high school west winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Cristian Granados and Gabriel Wright, seniors at William J. Palmer High…

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  • emThe Youth Ballot Lowering the Voting Ageem
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    The Youth Ballot: Lowering the Voting Age

    The Youth Ballot: Lowering the Voting Age was one of the middle school second-prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Ellie Pugh, Katie Gough, and Rebecca Meek, eighth graders at…

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  • emVirginia House of Delegates v BethuneHillem Oral Argument
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    Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill. The case concerns whether 11 Virginia congressional districts redrawn by Republican lawmakers in 2011 were racially…

    396 views
  • Frank Rizzo and White WorkingClass Voters
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    Frank Rizzo and White Working-Class Voters

    In this interview recorded at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Sacramento, California, professor Timothy Lombardo of the University of South Alabama discussed former…

    527 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on lowering the voting age to 16. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) offered an amendment addressing the issue to a House…

    702 views
  • Washington Journal John Koza Discusses the Popular Vote Movement
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    John Koza on the Popular Vote Movement

    National Popular Vote’s John Koza discussed his group’s effort to have states award all of their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote.

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  • Representative Ayanna Pressley on Lowering Voting Age
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    Representative Ayanna Pressley on Lowering Voting Age

    Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) brought to the House floor her amendment to H.R. 1, that would lower the voting age to 16.

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