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Join Virtual Faith Summit to Kick Off Let My People Vote—September 4, National

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): With pain and unrest in Ferguson, gridlock on immigration reform, and historic inequality of wealth in America, it has never been clearer that in our democracy some voices are being heard and others are … Continue reading

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The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman “The first fact that we need to understand is that America has a longer history of disenfranchisement than it does of enfranchisement. What do I mean by that? At the … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Under Attack

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marion Wright Edelman   At the signing of the historic Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965 striking down the discriminatory practices many states had put in place to prohibit Blacks from … Continue reading

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Support Voting Rights for Released Persons Who’ve Served their Sentences

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   Background Info:   On Election Day, 4 million American citizens living in our communities were denied their right to vote because of a criminal conviction in their past. The Democracy Restoration Act, S.1516(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-1516)/H.R.3335 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3335), would … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Voters Coalition Elections Symposium—December 2, Harrisburg

From the League of Women Voters (http://www.palwv.org):   Building a Voter Friendly Election System: A New Beginning The Third Annual Pennsylvania Voters Coalition Elections Symposium Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rachel Carson State Office Building 400 … Continue reading

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Support HB 1072 to Restore Voting Rights to Newly Released Inmates

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) is supporting PA HB 1072 (at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1072), a bill that will help newly released inmates learn their voting rights and register to vote. Helping to re-enfranchise former inmates is a vital aim that is … Continue reading

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