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Why the Voting Rights Act Matters

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 11:24 AM

During the signing ceremony of the Voting Rights Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson characterized the law as "one of the most monumental laws in the entire history of American freedom." Since that day, this landmark civil rights law has steadily and surely defeated and deterred countless discriminatory and varied...

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Voting in Florida: From Bad to Worse

(71) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 4:33 PM

Wilbertine Berkley is one of hundreds of thousands of Floridians with past felony convictions whose voting rights are in peril. After struggling with substance abuse, Wilbertine has served her time, enrolled in college and become a volunteer with a homelessness organization in her community. She's overcome more obstacles than...

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