Voter Suppression

The right to vote is just that – a fundamental right which is the cornerstone of American democracy. In the 2012 election, that sacred value was challenged in a way we have not seen in a couple of generations, perhaps since the civil and voting rights movements of the 1960s. Some powerful people...
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The ability to cast a ballot that will be counted is a fundamental freedom that protects the other essential rights that Americans hold dear. The freedom to vote is how Americans, regardless of privilege or economic status, maintain the power to hold their elected representatives accountable for...
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Democracy works best when all eligible persons are able to participate and make their voices heard. This ideal is under attack because of restrictive photo identification laws passed recently in many states that will prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible persons from participating in elections...
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The Politics of Voter Suppression arrives in time to assess actual practices at the polls this fall and to reengage with debates about voter suppression tactics such as requiring specific forms of identification. Tova Andrea Wang examines the history of how U.S. election reforms have been...
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Demos Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright testifies before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding protection against racial discrimination in the Voting Rights Act.
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  The Brennan Center for Justice, Demos and the Legal Action Center call upon the New York State Board of Elections to end the systematic practice of illegally disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters.  A survey of 63 local election boards conducted late last year by the...
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Felony disfranchisement is the practice of denying people with felony convictions the right to vote. The American tradition of states determining their own election laws has led to a national patchwork of policies and practices that result in de jure and de facto denial of the vote based on felony...
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Committee notified of suppressive tactics implicit in state noncompliance with NVRA Section 7. 
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U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties notified of suppressive tactics implicit in state noncompliance with NVRA Section 7.
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The assault on the right to vote witnessed in 2011 is historic in terms of its geographic scope and intensity.   Legislation enacted in states across the country to require government-issued photo identification and/or prove citizenship to register to vote, make voter registration more...
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