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Horrible: Supreme Court Allows North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions to Go Forward

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday allowed key parts of one of the most restrictive voting rights laws in the nation to go forward. A federal appeals court had enjoined the provisions and North Carolina officials asked the Supreme Court to stay that ruling.

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Get Your 'Vote Hands' Ready for Nov. 6

We're getting down to the wire and here's a reminder to get your "vote hands" ready for Nov. 6. Call our Election Protection Hotline if you experience any problems at the polls: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). You also can text REPORT to 235246 (standard data and messaging rates may apply) and someone from the rapid response team will get back to you.

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Six Steps to Protect Your Vote

6 Steps to Protect Your Vote

As unpatriotic as it sounds, some people would deny American citizens the right to vote, even those who are fully entitled to cast their ballot. The only way to make sure to avoid being the victim of such tactics is to know what your rights are and know who to talk to if you have a problem.

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AFL-CIO Officers Join Daily Kos GOTV Blogathon

This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler joined Daily Kos GOTV (Get Out the Vote) Blogathon

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Clear Channel Refuses to Take Down Voter Suppression Billboards

Clear Channel Refuses to Take Down Voter Suppression Billboards

Communications giant Clear Channel—bought by Mitt Romney’s former firm Bain Capital in 2008—continues to refuse to take down billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin that voting rights experts say have just one purpose: to intimidate and suppress the African American and Latino vote in those two states. Those votes could mean the difference between President Obama winning re-election or Mitt Romney taking the White House.       

Sign a petition from Color of Change to Clear Channel demanding that it take down the billboards.

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My Vote, My Right Registers Voters in Nevada

The AFL-CIO’s My Vote, My Right mobilization is teaming up with community partners around the nation to make sure eligible voters are registered and to ensure that their voting rights are protected. This week in Nevada, volunteers from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), unions from the Nevada State AFL-CIO and others in the Nevada New Majority Coalition fanned out across Las Vegas in registration drives in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25. 

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Get Your 'Vote Hands' Ready: National Voter Registration Day

Are you warmed up to vote? Are your "vote hands" ready? Ours sure are. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, is National Voter Registration Day and we're reminding everyone to make sure all their friends and family are registered to vote. Send them to The process is simple and quick. 

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