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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal le...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections. Designed to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, the Act secured voting rights for racial mi
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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

KBZK Bozeman News - 22 Jun 2018
Following that law, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Other Facts:"Each year, from 1945 until 1957, Congress considered and failed to pass a civil ...
voting rights act of 1965

Census head to talk to Latino group about 2020 questionnaire

Idaho Statesman - 23 Jun 2018
A coalition of Latino elected leaders will hear from the head of the U.S. Census Bureau this weekend as controversy swirls over plans to ask about citizenship in the 2020 questionnaire. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials ...
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Point of View: Oklahoma should improve absentee, early voting

NewsOK.com - 22 Jun 2018
In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was an important tool in rooting out racial discrimination in our electoral process. The majority argued that, "The conditions that originally justified ...
voting rights act of 1965

Lawsuit Says Voting System in Long Island Town Shuts Out Latinos

New York Times - 18 Jun 2018
At the heart of the suit is the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, which lawyers in the 1990s used successfully to scrap discriminatory at-large systems in the nearby Long Island town of Hempstead and in New Rochelle in Westchester County. In 2006, the ...
voting rights act of 1965

Less than Fundamental: The Myth of Voting Rights in America

International Policy Digest - 20 Jun 2018
The Seventeenth Amendment allowed for the direct popular vote of senators. The Twenty Fourth Amendment eliminated the poll tax, and the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, and the 1965 Voting Rights expanded voting rights to Native-Americans and people of ...
voting rights act of 1965

Ann Coulter's Embarrassing Rewrite of Civil Rights History

The American Conservative - 21 Jun 2018
Those who voted for the Civil Rights Act were awarding special protections to women as well: it's a figment of Ann's imagination that the law pertained only to American blacks. Republicans also voted overwhelmingly for the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and ...
voting rights act of 1965

What Supreme Court's Ohio Decision Means for Voting Rights

Newsweek - 11 Jun 2018
Holder, the court found that parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were unconstitutional. The court removed a section of the act that required states and counties with a history of voter suppression to obtain federal preclearance before altering their ...
voting rights act of 1965

Almanac - Friday 6/22/18

KALW - 22 Jun 2018
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller's book, "Tropic of Cancer", could not be banned. 1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It required that the voting age in the United States to be 18.

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