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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds North Carolina Voting Rights Ruling, Laments Arduous Litigation Caused by Shelby

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s unanimous decision holding that North Carolina’s monster voter suppression law intentionally discriminated against voters of color:  “Today’s decision is an important victory for the countless North Carolina voters of color who were discriminated … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Texas Voting Rights Ruling, Laments Arduous Litigation Caused by Shelby

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s decision holding that Texas’ voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act:  “We applaud today’s decision as a victory for the 600,000 Texans – many of whom are people of color – who … Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee Examines Voting Rights Act’s Importance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

At a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights and the impact of unrestricted money in elections, civil rights advocates called for strong enforcement of the nation’s voting rights laws in response to a wave of new state laws that are threatening to undermine democracy and make it harder for millions of Americans to … Read More

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Senate Field Hearing Examines Barriers to Voting in Florida

Friday, January 27, 2012

Recent changes and legislation affecting elections in Florida will have a negative effect on voter participation, civil and human rights advocates told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights during a field hearing held today in Tampa, Florida. Reflecting concerns about a pattern of recent and pending … Read More

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Attorney General Holder Vows to Protect the Voting Rights of All Americans

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In a speech last week in Austin, Texas, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder affirmed his commitment to protecting the right to vote and indicated that the Department of Justice will be thoroughly reviewing new state voting laws to determine whether they are discriminatory. Speaking at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum, Holder invoked the … Read More

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Congressional Forum Examines the Potential Impact of State Voter Registration Laws

Friday, November 18, 2011

At a Congressional forum this week, civil and human rights advocates warned about the potential for widespread voter suppression under recently adopted state voter registration laws. Drawing on a recent Brennan Center study finding that laws in 14 states could restrict voting access for as many as 5 million Americans, participants at the forum raised … Read More

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