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General News    H2'ed 10/9/08

Project Vote & ACORN Complete Historic 1.3 Million Voter Registration Drive

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In his opening remarks Slater pointed out that the American system of voter registration—with few federal standards, and in which the burden of registration is placed on individuals—has often been used to disenfranchise voters.

“It wasn’t until the civil rights era that restrictive voter registration laws, challenged by protestors risking physical violence and even death, began to fall,” said Slater. “Today, the attacks on voter registration drives are more rhetorical than physical, but the point of contention is the same: the ability of Americans of color to cast a ballot.

“The work of Project Vote and ACORN continues a tradition of ensuring that all Americans can vote,” Slater said.

For more information on this and on the various Election Protection and voting rights work going on in the run-up to the election please contact:

Lacy MacAuley,, for Project Vote
Charles Jackson,, for ACORN

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