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Faith in the State's Voters

This was a letter sent to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that was published on 9/20/2014.  A voter ID law was quickly being implemented just weeks before the upcoming gubernatorial election between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and challenger Democrat Mary Burke.   387 more words


Kansas Legislators and VOTER I.D.

Concerned Kansas Citizens,

My name is Renee Slinkard and I got your name off of the immigration enforcement petition that I had on my website a few years ago that you signed. 475 more words


Voter ID Debate In New Mexico Takes High-Tech Turn

The push to require New Mexico voters to present some form of identification at the polls has long divided Democrats and Republicans, but one state senator is taking the debate in another direction. 531 more words


"Rights Not Safeguarded Can Be Eroded Or Lost": Nation’s Voting Rights Laws Headed In Wrong Direction

One of the most painful scenes in Ava DuVernay’s film, Selma, about Martin Luther King Jr.’s protest marches in Selma, Ala., shows nurse Annie Lee Cooper, played by Oprah Winfrey, being turned away from registering to vote because she can’t name the state’s 67 county judges. 809 more words

Voter Suppression

Lessons from Selma, Ferguson, and Seneca Lake

When the events depicted in the film Selma occurred, I was a four-year-old girl in rural New England.  I do remember seeing Dr. King on the news when I was a bit older and definitely remember his assassination in 1968 in the midst of the Memphis strike by black public works employees who were facing discrimination.  839 more words


Austin's top news stories of 2014: Texas vs. the courts

We’re counting down the 10 biggest local stories of the year, as chosen by the American-Statesman’s editors and reporters. We’ll unveil one story each day through Dec. 248 more words