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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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Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.

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For Latinos, staying home November 2 is not an option

"Every day is Election Day from now until Nov. 2," said Petra Falcon of Promise Arizona, a group that is mobilizing Latino voter turnout in Arizona.

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Over 4 million U.S. citizens denied right to vote

A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.

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Women’s Equality Day celebrates hard-won right to vote

Today, August 26, marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution being signed into law.

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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.

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Toolmaker-singer speaks out on ‘one person, one vote’

Clint Jones, 82, has won fame with his "Clint's Dandy Digger," but his biggest passion is his belief that the Electoral College is unjust and should be abolished.

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