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WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights released a video highlighting Sessions' attempt to jail Alabama civil rights workers who were registering black voters in 1985.
The video features one of Sessions’ victims, Evelyn Turner, discussing how she was targeted for wrongful prosecution for helping elderly Black voters. In the video, she declares that “Jeff Sessions has not changed one bit.”
Read the PDF version of our statement here.
Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates Through ESSA State Plans1/30/17
Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates through ESSA State Plans
Janai Nelson in Huffington Post Blog: DOJ’s Responsibility to Serve as Impartial Bulwark of Democracy1/30/17
Judge Pryor is just one of dozens of federal judges around the country who have ruled that states or municipalities have diluted, disenfranchised, or otherwise devised illegal, unconstitutional schemes to deny minorities their rightful electoral power. Just weeks before the Alabama decision, George W. Bush appointee Judge Lee Rosenthal issued a decision finding that Pasadena, Texas implemented a voting plan for city council seats that ensured that “Latino voters do not have the same right to vote as their Anglo neighbors.”