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LOOKING @ NYC VOTER LISTS

Justice Department Seeks to Intervene in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a motion to intervene in Common Cause New York et ...
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WHAT'S THE POINT, EASTPOINTE?

Justice Department Files Voting Rights Suit Against City of Eastpointe, Michigan The Justice Department recent filed a lawsuit to challenge the at-large method of electing the city council of ...
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SOMETHING PROFOUND HAS HAPPENED

NiLP Commentary Latinos and President Trump By Angelo Falcón The NiLP Report (November 9, 2016) It was at 2:45 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 that it really hit me that something profound ...
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A TALK ABOUT RACE, ETHNICITY & IMMIGRATION

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Citizenship in Campaign 2016 and Beyond a conversation with scholar-activists Afua Atta-Mensah, Arlene Dávila, and Angelo Falcón Thursday, November 3, ...
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PROF. RANDY MCLAUGHLIN TALKS VOTING RIGHTS

Voting Rights Legislation: Restrictions, Expansion and The Impact on the 2016 Elections Thursday, October 20, 2016; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 2 NY Credits: 2 PP; 2 NJ Credits: 2 General Program ...
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PROF. MCLAUGHLIN IN SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

VOTING RIGHTS IN AN ELECTION YEAR Civil rights lawyers on what you need to know By Marisa Bowe October, 2016 Some people were shocked when a voting rights scandal broke out during the New York primary ...
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AUDITING THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

MID WIDESPREAD REPORTS OF VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND POLLING PROBLEMS, COMPTROLLER STRINGER ANNOUNCES AUDIT OF BOARD OF ELECTIONS With the New York City Board of Elections confirming that more than ...
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INCREASING ACCESS TO THE BALLOT BOX

WITH VOTER TURNOUT AT ALL-TIME LOW, COALITION CALLS FOR REFORMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO THE BALLOT BOX IN NEW YORK CITY New York City voter turnout in the 2014 Midterm Election was 25% – the ...
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NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO ELECTION

Three in 10 Americans Follow Election Very Closely by Justin McCarthy STORY HIGHLIGHTS Thirty-eight percent say they follow election somewhat closely About half of senior citizens say they follow it ...
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SAFEGUARD THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Lucas, fifty years ago, one of the most poignant pieces of legislation in Civil Rights history -- the Voting Rights Act -- was passed. Fifty years later we have to demand that Congress restore KEY ...
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SHE WANTS EVERY VOICE HEARD

Gillibrand: On National Voter Registration Day, Let's Commit To Bringing Our Voting System Into The 21st Century And Ensure Every Voice Is Heard At The Ballot Box Renews Call for Modernizing ...
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IT WAS A GHOST TOWN

Primary Day, NYC -- I was the only voter in the house!
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VOTERS AREN'T ENTHUSIASTIC

Voter Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2010 Republicans, Democrats less enthusiastic about voting by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ -- A majority of U.S. registered voters, 53%, say they are less ...
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PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Lucas, I proudly marched from Selma to Montgomery with Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders to stand up for the democratic values that we hold so dear. I have seen our ...
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AFGHANS HAVE NO CONFIDENCE

Most Afghans Lack Confidence in Elections Confidence in military reaches high by Mohamed Younis WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Afghans prepare to choose their next president on Saturday, their confidence in ...
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NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BILL

Lucas, Florida: 40. New York: 0. In the 2012 presidential race, once both parties had nominated their candidates, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan held 40 public campaign events ...
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SHOW ME YOUR ID!

59% Believe Voter ID Laws Do Not Discriminate Wednesday, October 02, 2013 The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that it is challenging North Carolina's new voter ID law on the grounds that ...
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POLL PROBLEMS? CALL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S HOTLINE

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Election Day Hotline To Help Ensure Access For Voters Across New York State During 2013 Election Cycle As Part Of Ongoing Enforcement Efforts, Attorney General Will Operate ...
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BLATANTLY ILLEGAL?

MADDOW: “Blatantly illegal” voter suppression Lucas -- Seven-hour Election Day lines could be coming to North Carolina thanks to a new Republican voting law, and Rachel Maddow has ...
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KRUEGER CARES ABOUT FINANCE REFORM

Please join Senator Liz Krueger and our distinguished panel as we discuss the importance of Campaign Finance Reform and how it impacts our community. Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ...
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KRUEGER ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

Upcoming Event State Senator Liz Krueger Presents Legislation for the Common Good: Where Did it Go? Why You Should Care About Campaign Finance Reform! Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. ...
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VOTERS MUST PROVE CITIZENSHIP

71% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Allowing Voter Registration Wednesday, March 20, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on the federal government’s challenge of an Arizona law ...
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ON COUNTING LATINOS

Note: As we have been following through the NiLP Latino Census Network, the Census Bureau has been conducting research and developing recommendations to improve the accuracy of the race and Hispanics ...
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BE PATIENT. BE PERSISTENT. VOTE

Dear Friends, We've never faced an Election Day like this. I urge every New Yorker, especially those affected by this terrible storm, to find a way to make it to the polls tomorrow. Be patient. Be ...
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READY TO VOTE?

The general election is days away. Here are some resources to help you prepare for election day on November 6: Polling Location, Required ID, and Other Election Day Information -- Confirm your polling ...
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