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Where Do We Go From Here? Intentional Voter Discrimination and Suppression
On May 4, 2017, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus hosted a panel briefing on recent voting rights victories in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. The discussion centered around the discriminatory laws instituted by Republican legislatures and governors to disenfranchise minority, elderly and disabled voters.
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Voting Rights Experts Debrief on First Presidential Election after the Shelby SCOTUS Decision
On November 16, 2016, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus’ hosted Reverend Dr. William Barber, President, North Carolina NAACP; Maria Urbina, Vice President of Politics and Campaigns, Voto Latino; Ari Berman, Writer and Author, The Nation; Barbara Arnwine, Esq., President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition; Ben Ptashnik, Executive Director, National Election Defense Coalition and Symone Sanders, Democratic Strategist and CNN Political Commentator to discuss the effects of voter suppression tactics during the most recent post-Shelby election and how Congress must work together to ensure the full participation of eligible voters moving forward.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Members of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus to Urge Voting Rights Action
On June 24, 2016, Reverend Jesse Jackson joined members of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus on the third-anniversary of the Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court decision that left it to Congress to update the historic Voting Rights Act.
Voting Rights Caucus Launches in May 2016
43 Members of Congress launched the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus on May 24, 2016 to call on Congress to finally update the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down key provisions in 2013.
Representative Bobby Scott
Representative Marc Veasey
Representative Terri Sewell
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