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General News    H2'ed 11/4/15

Congressional Democrats Launch a New Strategy to Restore the Voting Rights Act

The Nation's elections expert Ari Berman, author of the popular new and vitally impo


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rtant book 'Give Us the Ballot,' writes about efforts to bring the VRA's most important section back to life, and how many voters are being crippled by current legislation keeping them from the polls: new voter ID laws, curtailing of early voting, etc.

Reviving the VRA would help, in terms of future attempts at further suppression, but what about what's already in place in violation of the VRA? Let's ask this question and answer it! How can we make the revived VRA, if we can revive it, retroactive?
I know, one step at a time.
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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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