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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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Unions and allies block voter suppression in at least two states

The labor-backed group, Fair Elections Ohio, has submitted almost 320,000 signatures to place the reversal of the state's new voter suppression law on the ballot. This puts the law's provisions on hold for the 2011 and 2012 election cycles.

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Veto of “voter ID” law upheld in New Hampshire

Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.

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Ohio Labor Day fests defy "economic royalists"

Boosting the fight against Republican attacks on union and voting rights, tens of thousands rallied at Labor Day picnics, festivals and marches in cities throughout Ohio.

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Ohio rallies for union rights, voter rights

Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.

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NAACP confronts new Jim Crow racism

Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.

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Top labor leader: The fight is about morals

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.

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Power surge: Record number of Latinos voted in 2010

A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.

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GOP aims to suppress Latino vote

A recent GOP ad urged Latinos to stay home rather than vote, but it may actually provoke a backlash and motivate Latinos to vote.

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