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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by ...

Voting Rights | American Civil Liberties Union

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In June 2013, in a massive blow to civil rights and democracy, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the current coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act. The ...

Our Documents - Voting Rights Act (1965)

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In 1964, numerous demonstrations were held, and the considerable violence that erupted brought renewed attention to the issue of voting rights. The murder of ...

History Of Federal Voting Rights Laws | CRT | Department of Justice

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Aug 8, 2015 ... The Voting Rights Act of 1965. The 1965 Enactment. By 1965 concerted efforts to break the grip of state disfranchisement had been under way ...

Here's What's Happening in the Battle for Voting Rights | Mother Jones

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Aug 3, 2016 ... The courts have recently transformed the voting rights debate. Last Friday, a panel of judges struck down a sweeping set of voting restrictions ...

Voting Rights & Elections | Brennan Center for Justice

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Voting Rights & Elections. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. The Brennan Center is at the center of the fight to preserve and expand the right to vote for ...

Voting Rights - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human ...

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Items 1 - 10 of 68 ... The basis and foundation of our democratic form of government is the right to vote. Voting is one of the most important tools Americans have to ...

VRA for Today | Moving voting rights forward

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Aug 5, 2016 ... The Voting Rights Advancement Act, introduced in both chambers of Congress in June 2015, has bipartisan support in the Senate. The Voting ...

A Voting-Rights Victory in North Carolina - The New Yorker

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Aug 2, 2016 ... The Voting Rights Act, passed in 1965, imposed this federal oversight on jurisdictions that had used literacy tests and other barriers to voting ...

Voting Rights - Democrats.org: Change that Matters

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Democrats believe we must make it easier to vote, not harder.” -Democratic Party Platform. Democrats have a long and proud history of fighting for voting rights ...

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Voting Rights Act - Black History - HISTORY.com

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The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels  ...

Voting rights | Hillary for America - Hillary Clinton

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Ever since the Supreme Court eviscerated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Republican governors and legislatures across the country have ...

A Dream Undone - The New York Times

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Jul 29, 2015 ... Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.