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White Minority Locks Out First Black Mayor of Newbern, Alabama

Equal Justice Initiative Equal Justice Initiative
Patrick Braxton, first Black mayor of Newbern, small town in Alabama’s Black Belt region, filed federal civil rights lawsuit alleging the white former mayor and city council members violated the Constitution when they locked him out of the Town Hall

The Case for Expanding the Right to Vote in the U.S. Constitution

Laura Williamson and Brenda Wright Demos
The Constitution even today does not offer an affirmative guarantee of the right to vote. If we truly want to build inclusive democracy, we must articulate an affirmative vision of an expansive right to vote in the Constitution itself.


Our Time Is Now

Charles Kaiser The Guardian
An eloquent and moving call for voting rights reform shows the former Georgia House minority leader is ready for higher office.
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