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Earlier this month, Michelle Obama announced that she’s hitting the road to get out the vote in a new campaign aimed at registering new voters. But now, she’s being joined by a group of friends who also want everyone to go to the polls this fall. As noted by Variety, the former First Lady, along […]

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The Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, rejected two congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina, […]

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Conservative lawmakers often tout voter ID laws as a method of combating voter fraud, but […]

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Appointing Jeff Sessions to the position of attorney general is like hiring an arsonist for fire chief.

The post The KKK has friend in Jeff Sessions as nation’s top cop appeared first on theGrio.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas’ strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November so as not to unfairly harm poor and minority voters. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans […]

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OPINION - In theory, the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution February 3, 1870 gave black men the right to vote and black women achieved the same when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920.
Reality has been something else. Something tragic...

The post The fight to vote in 2015: Why restoring the Voting Rights Act matters appeared first on theGrio.

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The state of Georgia steadily continues a backwards march in giving its citizens the constitutional […]

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Black voters who grew up in the segregated South still feel the impact of Jim […]

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DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday...

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Attorney General, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Governor Rick Perry, Lone Star, NAACP, Politics, Poll Taxes, Racial Tension, Rick Perry, Texas, Voter ID Laws, Voting, Voting Rights Act -

Eric Holder's remarks last week that voter ID laws are a modern-day version of a poll tax are receiving criticism from Texas governor Rick Perry...

The post Rick Perry: Eric Holder's voter ID comments an attempt to incite racial tension appeared first on theGrio.

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