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State legislatures in the past few years have made more than 250 attempts to pass laws to roll back voting rights and 22 states have approved such laws, NAACP panelists said Tuesday, accusing Republicans of trying to quash the growing minority vote.
Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied.
Detroit Must Restore All Water Shutoffs Indefinitely and Reform Financial Aid Policy for Neediest Residents7/22/14Related Case or Issue:
The City's 15-Day Moratorium is Insufficient, Fails to Address Systemic Process Problems
(Detroit, MI)--The city of Detroit’s fifteen-day moratorium on water shut-offs, announced yesterday nearly four months after the shut-offs began, is welcomed but inadequate relief for a city in which thousands of residents either have lost or face the continuing threat of losing access to water.
In a Letter-To-The-Editor published in The New York Times titled "Race and Voting Rights," Ryan P. Haygood, the Director of LDF's Political Participation group sets the record straight:
Race and Voting Rights
To the Editor:
7/18/14Related Case or Issue:
Civil Rights Organizations Ask For Immediate
Moratorium on Water Shut-offs
Update 7/21/2014: Detroit has imposed a 15-day moratorium on water shut-offs -- but it's not enough. The financial aid program for Detroit's neediest people must be reformed.