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August 17, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Greene, liens and lawsuits — Bernie rallies for Gillum— Curbelo’s winning; Donna’s deflating — Sex scandal in Putnam’s office

Advocates are suing Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and supervisors of elections in 32 counties for not providing bilingual voting materials and assistance to Spanish-speaking Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens. …

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August 16, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Citing hurricane in Puerto Rico, lawsuit seeks bilingual ballots in 32 more Florida counties

The legal action says that in April, the plaintiffs asked the 13 counties with the largest populations to voluntarily agree to provide bilingual voting materials, but that the counties declined …

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August 16, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Civil rights groups sue for bilingual ballots in Florida

Section 4E of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 guarantees the right to register and vote to those with limited English, NBC reported. The act says the right to vote cannot be …

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August 16, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Latino civil rights groups sue 32 Florida counties for not providing bilingual voting material

As the November midterm elections approach, several civic engagement groups filed a suit, on Thursday, against the Florida Secretary of State and 32 Florida counties for what they say is …

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August 16, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Florida lawsuit seeks Spanish translation of ballots, alleges voting rights violations affecting Puerto Ricans

“Voting in a new place can be intimidating for anyone, and if your first language is not English, it can be even more difficult,” said Maria Revelles, a community organizer …

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August 16, 2018

Gun Violence California

California Cops Shot and Killed 162 People Last Year. This Bill Could Help Reduce the Bloodshed.

A California bill that would radically change the standard for the use of deadly force by police officers got past a key hurdle on Thursday, as the state Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously …

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