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Since 2010, New Laws in 22 States Restrict Right to Vote

Since 2010, New Laws in 22 States Restrict Right to Vote

Since Republicans gained control of many state legislatures in the 2010 elections, 22 states(see map above)—nearly all of them in the South and the Midwest—have rolled out new restrictions on the right to vote. Voters in many of those states were protected by a key section of the Voting Rights Act that covered parts of 16 states with long histories of voter discrimination until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned it in 5–4 ruling last year.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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25 Reasons Why Voter Identification Laws Are Unconstitutional (Courtesy of Wisconsin)

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Did you ever wish you lived in a world where there were neutral arbiters of the facts? People who would take in the various arguments in favor of and against a particular policy, find out the facts about those arguments and make a decision that reflects reality as closely as possible? 

In theory, there are places where this is supposed to happen. Schools, newsrooms, courtrooms. Too often, though, partisanship, ideology and money get in the way of that truth-seeking process. 

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To Vote or to Use the Restroom Should Not Be the Question: Winners and Losers of the Week

Hunger strikers praying for the release of their loved ones ansd to stop deportations. Photo via Twitter

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the people or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whomever or whatever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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In the States Roundup for March 18

Photo courtesy BikePortland.org on Flickr

Here's a look at some of the recent key battles in the states.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy the Bay Area Bias on Flickr, cropped by AFL-CIO

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the people or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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In the States Roundup

Photo courtesy VOCAL-NY

Here's a look at some of the key battles in the states over the past week.

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