Voting Rights

12-Year-Old Publicly Schools NC's Governor at Moral Monday Rally

12-Year-Old Publicly Schools NC's Governor at Moral Monday Rally
12-year-old Madison Kimrey of Burlington-founded NC Youth Rocks says she is "not a prop," after the North Carolina legislature passed voting restriction laws targeting young people, women, minorities, and the poor. Her speech is a powerful one, and shows that teenagers aren't as dumb as some their representatives claim.
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350,000 Would-Be Voters Dropped from Books in Virginia 30 Days Before Registration Deadline

350,000 Would-Be Voters Dropped from Books in Virginia 30 Days Before Registration Deadline
Approximately one month before the registration cut-off for would-be voters in Virginia's November elections, 350,000 registrants in the state have had their right revoked. The sloppy voter purge comes after Virginia began sharing information with neighboring states to stop voters from casting multiple ballots, but is ripe with erroneous cancellations and possibilities for corruption.
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Hillary Clinton Calls on Country to Combat 'Assault on Voting Rights'

Hillary Clinton Calls on Country to Combat 'Assault on Voting Rights'
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an "assault on voting rights." She assailed a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a significant part of the Voting Rights Act and discussing what she sees as "deep flaws in our electoral system" as it relates to racial discrimination at the polls.
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Illinois Passes Online Voter Registration Bill

Illinois Passes Online Voter Registration Bill
While many states work vehemently to take advantage of the recently overturned Voter Rights Act — we see you North Carolina — the state of Illinois has moved in the opposite direction. A new online voter registration bill was passed over the weekend and will be implemented by 2014.
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Attorneys Claim Judge Was Wrong to Deny Indian Election Offices

Attorneys Claim Judge Was Wrong to Deny Indian Election Offices
Civil rights attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department contend a federal judge wrongly denied a request to establish satellite election offices for American Indians on three Montana reservations.
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NJ Aims to Set the Standard for In-Person Early Voting

NJ Aims to Set the Standard for In-Person Early Voting
Polling places would be open to voters seven days a week - between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. And in each municipality, there would be at least one public location for in-person early voting.
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Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?

Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?
The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.
The justices were hearing arguments in a challenge to the part of the Voting Rights Act that forces places with a history of discrimination, mainly in the Deep South, to get approval before they make any change in the way elections are held.
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How Putting Minimum Wage Increases on the Ballot Increases Progressive Voter Turnout

How Putting Minimum Wage Increases on the Ballot Increases Progressive Voter Turnout
If Republicans stop a wage hike at the federal level, they may be welcoming a barrage of minimum wage ballot initiatives that not only would allow states to forge ahead on their own, but also would increase progressive voter turnout.
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MN Voter ID Amendment Head: Voter Fraud Was Partly Responsible For Defeat

In the wake of the defeat of the Voter Restriction Amendment, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath has been doing some soul-searching. Yesterday, he posted a lengthy apology at True North to share some of his conclusions:
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New Resource in Fight Against Voter Suppression

I got a press release yesterday - worth posting in full:
New Website NHVoterProtection.org Educates Granite Staters of Voting Rights, Responsibilities
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