Top Racial Justice Group Opposes Trump Court Pick Steven Menashi

10/01/2019 04:11 pm ET By Jennifer Bendery The nation’s leading racial justice legal organization announced that it is opposing President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee Steven Menashi, an already contentious court pick drawing the ire of progressives and at least one key Senate Republican. “On behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense

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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

By Carole Levine | 21 hours ago It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it

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‘EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE’: Brazile Urges Voting

John Mitchell Tribune Staff Writer When Donna Brazile makes and appearance, a message touting the importance of voting is never far behind. Such was the case Friday evening when Brazile delivered the keynote speech and accepted the Fannie Lou Hamer award for Political Leadership at the NAACP Philadelphia Gala Awards

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Maryland Republican Governor, Larry Hogan and Democratic Nominee Ben Jealous Jab During Forum; Guard Accused of ‘Slamming’ Staffer

By Rachel Chason Email Bio Follow October 12 at 6:00 PM Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous met Friday for the second time ever, and things did not go smoothly. The candidates offered pointed critiques in their respective speeches during a Maryland Municipal League luncheon,

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

Human Rights Campaign Authority: Friends of Ben Jealous, Jason Small, Treasurer HRC announced its endorsement of Ben Jealous (D) in his bid to become the next governor of Maryland. “Ben Jealous is a proven leader with the vision and commitment needed to continue moving Maryland forward as a welcoming and

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Democrats Must Be ‘Vigilant’ in Ensuring All Americans Have the Right to Vote

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says Democrats must be “vigilant” when it comes to ensuring that all Americans have the right to vote ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rep. Jackson Lee, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), emphasized the importance of eliminating voter suppression and teaching lawmakers how

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Black Voters Could Once Again be Key to Democrats Eyeing Georgia

By Associated Press October 3, 2018 WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Sitting on the wooden pews of a small white brick church on a hot Wednesday afternoon in central Georgia, a group of residents gathered to chat about the upcoming governor’s race and the issues concerning them in their community, from

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NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

By Lilly Workneh, BLACK VOICES 05/23/2017 05:43 pm ET The NAACP, one of the country’s longstanding racial justice and civil rights organizations, pledged to execute a vigorous “transformational, system-wide refresh” to help better position them to confront today’s urgent fight against injustice. The organization announced the new plan on May

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