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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

On January 16, 2014, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (“VRAA”).  Congressmen John Lewis (D-GA-5), James Sesenbrenner (R-WI-5), Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) and John Conyers, Jr....More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

United States v. Texas, et al.

On August 22, 2013, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit  in the Southern District of Texas challenging Texas's discriminatory photo I...More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

Chisom v. Jindal

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) filed a friend of the court brief in Chisom v....More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

South Carolina v. United States

The State of South Carolina filed South Carolina v. United States in federal court in Washington, D.C....More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

Texas v. Holder

The State of Texas filed Texas v. Holder in federal court in Washington, D.C....More

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Political Participation | Barriers to Voting, Voting Rights Act

Florida v. United States

The State of Florida filed Florida v. United States, a lawsuit that asks a federal court to approve, under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the implementation four proposed voting changes.

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

Georgia State Conference NAACP, et al. v. Fayette County Board of Commissioners, et al.

Widely considered the crown jewel of American democracy, the Voting Rights Act is the most effective tool for protecting voters of color against voting methods that weaken their voting strength....More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Act Reauthorization 2006

On July 27, 2006, President Bush became the fourth president to extend core temporary enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and the second to sign a 25-year extension....More

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Political Participation | Voting Rights Act

Georgia v. Holder

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) represents African-American voters and organizations dedicated to the registration of African-American and other minority voters in Georgia v. Holder, a lawsuit filed by the State of Georgia....More

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