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    By Dianne Anderson Better late than never might apply to some things, but not to this year’s election. Community advocates are stressing the importance of mailing back or walking in the vote directly to the Registrar of Voters almost as soon as the ballot comes through the mail. At least for California, voting should not ...
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    It’s on us to Honor Legacy of Rep. John Lewis   By Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL), Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee & Rep. Terri Sewell (AL) When a young John Lewis led hundreds of foot soldiers in a march over Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, he and hundreds of non-violent protesters would be attacked ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (R-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has finally passed. “Voting is personal to me ...
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    By Stacy M.Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90. The longtime Michigan Democrat represented what is now the state’s 13th Congressional District (which includes parts of western Detroit) for ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent A Brennan Center analysis has found that at least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, similar to the numbers discovered between 2014 and 2016. Using data released by the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the Brennan Center found that counties with a history of voter ...