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Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

DOJ Issues Guidance To States Ahead of Redistricting

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is warning states not to attempt to weaken voting power among minority communities ahead of redistricting. The guidance comes as states begin to draw congressional and state legislative districts. “Discriminatory redistricting schemes or election practices threaten that fundamental right and are illegal,” Attorney General Merrick …

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House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Act

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which supporters say would reestablish critical sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that recent Supreme Court decisions have overturned. The vote was 219-212 among party lines, with not a single Republican voting for …

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‘Right To Vote Act’ Introduced By Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff

Jon Ossoff

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff has introduced the Right to Vote Act, legislation to create a first-ever affirmative Federal voting rights guarantee for all U.S. citizens. As voting rights are under attack in Georgia and across the country, the Right to Vote Act protects American citizens’ fundamental right to vote. It establishes a first-ever …

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