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Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Wikipedia


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


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)


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

Voting Rights


Voting Rights. THE RIGHT T0 VOTE is one of the most cherished rights of citizenship in the United States and the basis of our democratic form of government.

This is the first election without the full Voting Rights Act — and it's ...


Nov 7, 2016 ... In 2013, when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote his opinion gutting the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, a key part ...

Voting rights | Hillary for America - Hillary Clinton


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

Who Can Vote? - A News21 2012 National Project


Since 2000, a time when 146 million Americans were registered to vote, News21 found 10 cases of in-person ... Voting Rights Battles Resurface in the South.

Voting Rights - Democrats.org: Change that Matters


Democrats have a long and proud history of fighting for voting rights that continues to this day. Organizers and activists have fought and bled for their right to vote ...

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


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 ...

Watch This 10-Minute Film to Understand the Attack on Voting Rights


Oct 3, 2016 ... Election history will be made in less than five weeks, and not just because voters may choose the nation's first female president. This will be the ...

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Voting Rights Act - Black History - HISTORY.com


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 in the Age of Trump - The New York Times


Nov 19, 2016 ... Among advocates for voting rights, there was hope that a Hillary Clinton presidency and Democratic control of Congress would help reverse ...

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


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 ...