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  • Honor the Civil Rights Act anniversary by protecting the right to vote

    Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''

    Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''

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  • Bipartisan opposition to voter ID laws

    Opposition to voter ID laws brings together politicians from different political parties. In an op-ed published on Wednesday, former Democratic Vice President of the United States, Walter Mondale, and former Republican Governor of Minnesota, Arne Carlson, explore the new voter ID amendment that will be on the ballot this fall in Minnesota.

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  • Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On April 4, 1968, the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was cut short, ended by an assassin¹s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Though Dr. King was struck down in his prime, his legacy did not end along with life—it has grown to influence and inspire generations of Americans.

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  • Remembering Bloody Sunday

    On Sunday, I marched the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On the other side, there were columns of Alabama State Troopers lining Highway 80. It could not have been 1965; nearly all of the troopers were African American.

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  • DNC's Will Crossley on protecting the vote

    DNC counsel and voter protection director Will Crossley appeared on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show last night to reiterate the Democrats’ belief that our democracy is stronger, not weaker, when voters are able to cast their ballot and have their vote counted.

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