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MAY 01, 2016 - American Prospect

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The Labor Movement’s May Day Promise

AP Photo General view of the great crowds of organized and unorganized workers who took part in the May Day demonstration in Union Square, New York, May 1, 1929.  On May 1, 1886, hundreds of thousands of railroad, mine, and factory workers in the United States put their livelihoods on the line and participated in a national strike to demand ...

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APR 29, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Supreme Court Won't Block Texas' Restrictive Voter ID Law -- For Now

The Supreme Court on Friday declined a request from voting rights advocates to stop Texas from enforcing its controversial voter ID law, which is on track to get its first real test-drive in a presidential election. But in a nod to this reality, the justices acknowledged that they very well may change their minds on the law -- which has ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Vermont Is The Nation’s Fourth State To Pass An Automatic Registration Law

Automatic voter registration picked up more momentum Thursday as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed a bill that would automatically register eligible voters when they interact with Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The bill, which could add up to 50,000 new voters to the rolls within the first four years, passed with near-unanimous support from the legislature’s members, including Republicans, ...

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APR 26, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Rights Groups Appeal Rights North Carolina Voter ID Ruling

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APR 26, 2016 - Mother Jones

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A North Carolina Judge Just Dealt a Huge Blow to Voting Rights—But the Fight Isn't Over Yet

A coalition of civil rights groups say they will immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling in North Carolina that upheld a sweeping set of voting laws that critics say unfairly target African Americans and other minorities. The laws included a photo ID requirement, the reduction of early voting days from 17 to 10, the elimination of a same-day registration and ...

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