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In Missouri, Make Sure to Vote No on Amendment 6

In Missouri, Make Sure to Vote No on Amendment 6

While it seems like the presidential election is dominating the news, social media, interpersonal conversations and pretty much everything else these days, it's important to keep in mind that there are other elections and numerous state and local ballot initiatives to vote for this year, too. One of the most extreme and dangerous ballot initiatives comes from Missouri. Here's why you should vote "no" on Missouri's Amendment 6.

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Working Families in Action

Working Families in Action

When they aren't on the job, working people put their time and effort into helping our community and working for the issues and political leaders who fight for us. Here are some recent examples of working people in action.

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Surprise, Surprise! They're Lying to You About Voter ID Laws

Surprise, Surprise! They're Lying to You About Voter ID Laws

Supporters of strict voter identification laws argue that they are needed to prevent voter fraud and that they aren't designed to suppress anyone's vote. We've already known for quite a while that voter fraud is largely a myth. Research from the 2014 election shows that voter ID laws suppress the votes of Democrats at more than twice the rate the laws block Republican voters. Are you shocked?

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The Republican Candidates Hate Retirement Security: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore on Flickr

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 persons 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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Wisconsin Photo ID Law Threatens Right to Vote for 300,000. Gov. Walker’s Fine with That

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UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 blocked Wisconsin from implementing the nation’s strictest voter photo ID law.  Click here to read our coverage of the decision.

On Election Day, some 300,000 registered voters in Wisconsin could have their voices silenced. And that’s exactly what Gov. Scott Walker (R), the Republican-majority state legislature and their corporate and extremist backers had in mind when they passed the restrictive voter photo ID law in 2011.

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Protect Voting in North Carolina and Around the Country

Protect Voting in North Carolina and Around the Country

Last week a federal judge upheld what North Carolina State AFL-CIO President James Andrews says is, “The most restrictive voting rights law in the country.” North Carolina is one of 22 states that since 2010 have enacted new laws restricting the right to vote. Click here to add your name to a petition to demand lawmakers protect our right to vote in North Carolina and across the country.

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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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