voting rights

Voting rights advocates testify 2pm Wednesday on needed legislative reforms

Proposal would be largest state election modernization in decades.

Podcast: Are you sure you can vote this November?

It's scary: votes in this election may decide who gets to vote in the future.

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Podcast: Meet one of the prime architects of voter-suppression laws

A lawyer you've probably never heard of--almost by herself--might select the next President of the United States.

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Teams from US Dept. of Justice and US Attorney General's office arrive in Springfield on Monday to intervene re: voting rights

"The City of Springfield appears to again not be complying with the laws designed to insure all voters have equal access to the polls, which fundamentally is undemocratic," said Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's Western Massachusetts Legal Office.

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NAACP, ACLU, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights write US Department of Justice regarding Springfield voting rights violations

Letters cite multiple areas of noncompliance with the Federal Voting Rights Act and the Department of Justice's 2006 settlement order with the City of Springfield.