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In This 50th VRA Anniversary Year, LDF Attorney Leah Aden Discusses Felon Disfranchisement -- The Next Civil Rights Battle

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In 50 years into the Voting Rights Act, there's still work to do, LDF attorney Leah Aden discusses LDF's efforts to use Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and other advocacy tools to challenge felon disfranchisement laws in states like New York and Washington.  Aden asserts that felon disfranchisement laws are rooted in post-slavery efforts to make the political process inaccessible to Black people and characterizes challenges to felon disfranchisement laws as "the next civil rights battle."

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