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The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Ordinary men and women fought—and even died—to gain voting rights and to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction. Yet states across the country continue to pass restrictive voter ID and voter suppression laws. These attempts to reduce access to the polls and make citizens meet unnecessary requirements for voting should be seen as nothing less than an attack on our fundamental freedoms. Find out more—start with these resources:

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Union, YES! American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Win Largest Organizing Victory in the South in Decades

In what Communications Workers of America (CWA) heralds as "the largest labor organizing victory in the South in decades," passenger service agents at American Airlines voted to form a union after a 19-year struggle.  In the vote announced today, 86% of the 9,000 agents who voted favored the union, which will now represent 14,500 agents, the vast majority of whom live in the South. American Airlines agents in the West are represented by the Teamsters, and the two unions form a joint CWA-IBT unit to bargain with the airline.

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