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Congress Must Combat New Wave of Voter Suppression, Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

On Monday, the U.S. House Judiciary hosted a hearing on H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), discussing the need to restore federal oversight of elections in the wake of a new wave of voter suppression sweeping the nation.

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Civil Rights Groups Respond to New Census Data

The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, the foremost diverse coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations representing and serving more than 53 million people in the U.S., reacted today to the initial release of local-level data by the United States Census Bureau.

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“Rest Easy, Baba”—Advancement Project Remembers Bob Moses

Yesterday, civil rights champion Bob Moses, a civil rights leader and crusader for social justice and education, passed away at the age of 86. 

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Civil Rights Leaders: ‘It’s Time for the Senate to Do Their Jobs and Pass the For The People Act’

The Senate Rules Committee held a rare field hearing in Atlanta, Georgia focused on the state’s new restrictive voting laws introduced by Republicans in the state legislature earlier this year. The hearing was an opportunity to hear from local officials, activists, and voters throughout the state whose access to the ballot box will now require them to navigate around new and unprecedented hurdles in order to fulfill their civic duty and engage in the most fundamental part of our democracy.

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Advancement Project National Office Statement on Brnovich v. DNC Supreme Court Case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court further weakened the Voting Rights Act in its ruling in Brnovich v. DNC, a case challenging voting laws in Arizona that discard provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct and limit who can return absentee ballots. In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that Arizona's voting laws do not violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and its ban on ballot harvesting was not enacted with a racially discriminatory purpose. Advancement Project National Office, a 21st century racial justice organization release the following statement.

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Civil Rights Groups Achieve Voting Rights Victory in Louisiana

The signing of Act 127 – H.B. 378 means Louisianans will not lose their voting rights unnecessarily simply because they are on probation.

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National #PoliceFreeSchools Advocates Welcome “Counseling Not Criminalization” Legislation

Bicameral bill would shift federal resources away from school police and incentivize investment in evidence-based supports for students 

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Advancement Project National Office Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice

Clarke Becomes First Woman of color to lead the Department’s Civil Rights Division

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Advancement Project Calls on America to Move Beyond Police and Prisons: “We Can’t Reform This System”

A year after George Floyd’s murder, Advancement Project National Office reflects on how to build a #FreeandSafe society for all people of color.

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Florida Voting Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Blocking Voter Suppression Law Targeting Black and Brown Voters

A coalition of voting rights organizations filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of SB 90, Florida's egregious voter suppression law.

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