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NAACP fighting “battles we thought we had won”

As the theme for this year's convention, "NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision - VOTE," indicated, the attack on voting rights has become a critical issue.

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"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.

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Labor rolls out biggest voter protection effort ever

At a packed press conference the AFL-CIO, joined by the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza and the Generational Alliance, announced the launching of what could be the biggest voter protection effort in U.S. history.

Voter Empowerment Act introduced in House

House Democrats today introduced new voting rights legislation that would modernize voter registration while cracking down on disenfranchisement practices.

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What voter fraud? One Republican convicted

Voter fraud is a myth, except in the case of Indiana's secretary of state - a Republican.

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Senate hearing targets Ohio voter suppression law

Filling a federal courtroom and adjacent overflow room, some 300 Cleveland area residents heard two hours of testimony on Ohio's new voter suppression law.

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Hundreds continue Selma-Montgomery march across Alabama

In addition to shining a light on current day attacks on voting rights, immigrant rights and workers rights. marchers yesterday added the fight for universal public education to their agenda.

National day of action on voting rights set for Dec 10

A national day of action has been set for December 10, International Human Rights Day. The nationwide protests have been called by a new coalition, the Stand for Freedom campaign.

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House Dems call for voter suppression hearings

Ranking House Democrats John Conyers, D-Mich., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., are demanding congressional hearings on voter suppression laws that are being instituted in states across the country.

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Youngstown says vote no on anti-union legislation

A few hundred union members and community residents gathered at Youngstown State University in a kickoff rally to gather support for  the statewide campaign to defeat Issue Number 2 on the Ohio ballot.

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