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August 17, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida, Georgia

Groups push back against efforts to disenfranchise voters of color in Florida and Georgia

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia sent a letterTuesday to the Board of Elections and Registration in Randolph County, Georgia, which complained the county’s recent proposal to close seven of …

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August 17, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy Florida

Florida Lawsuit Seeks Bilingual Ballots for Puerto Ricans Who Fled Hurricane Maria

At a time when Puerto Rican U.S. citizens are still reeling from the damage of Hurricane Maria and the fiscal crisis on the island, and are seeking to establish community throughout Florida, …

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August 17, 2018

Economic Dignity, Voting Rights/Demoracy Ohio

Advocates For Low-Income Ohioans Call On Regulators To Hang Up On AT&T’s Plan To Leave Lifeline

The NAACP, the Ohio Poverty Law Center, and the Alliance for Retired Americans are among those defending the Lifeline program, which offers a credit that covers a quarter of the …

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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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