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15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – “Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became necessary because “Congress determined that the existing federal anti-discrimination laws were not sufficient to overcome the resistance by state officials to enforcement of the 15th Amendment.” ~U.S. Department of Justice

13 January 2014 – Melissa Harris-Perry has a special page on her website dedicated to news and conversation regarding voter suppression. Below is a clip from a November 2013 segment featuring Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.

(c) 2014 candi dugas, llc

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