Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

Green Party Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Voting Rights Act

Green Party: Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act proves the need for an Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 27, 2013
This release is online at http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=627

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party’s 2013 Annual National Meeting in Iowa City, July 25-28:http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013 / Media Credentialing for the meeting:http://www.gp.org/committees/media/press.php

Green Shadow Cabinet: http://greenshadowcabinet.us

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States called the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which gutted key provisions of the law, a serious blow to the right of every American to vote in elections.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Respond to Supreme Court with push for new voting rights laws, amendments

Respond to Supreme Court with push for new voting rights laws, amendments
June 25, 2013
Robert Fitrakis, Chair, Federal Elections Commission

By and 5-4 vote today, June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court has sanctioned the return of apartheid in nine states in our union that have a long legacy of blocking black and Latino voters.

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Impending US Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

from Ballot Access News
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Story on Impending U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

The June 21 Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this story on the impending decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of part of the Voting Rights Act. That decision could come on June 22, and must come no later than June 29.

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Georgia legislature passes bill making it harder to register to vote

from Ballot Access News
Georgia Legislature Ends, Passes Bill Making it Harder to Register to Vote
April 4th, 2009

The Georgia legislature adjourned Friday night, April 3, a few minutes before midnight. On the last day the House passed SB 86. It requires people who are registering to vote to submit either a birth certificate or, if the person was born in a foreign country, documents showing the person was born a citizen, or naturalization documents.

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