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Coordinated attack underway to suppress the Black vote


NAACP launches campaign to counter new voting restrictions

By Marvin Randolph

Guest Commentator 


The 2008 U.S. presidential election brought us not only an historic election, but also record participation of minority voters. More than two million more African American voters and an additional two million more Latino voters cast ballots than had done so in the previous presidential election cycle in 2004. For the very first time, African American women had the highest turnout rate of any racial, ethnic or gender group, and voting among younger African American voters jumped by more than 17 percent. Such high levels of civic participation in the melting pot of America are, no doubt, cause for celebration. But 2008’s record turnout also triggered a backlash, which will severely hinder access to the ballot in several states this year. Continue Reading →

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