Tag Archives: voting rights

Holder calls for ’60s-style fight for voting rights

The American people must ‘encourage, not limit participation’ in elections, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told attendees of the NAACP’s annual convention Monday in Baltimore. (File photo)

The NAACP must mount a 1960s-style fight to protect the voting rights of blacks and other ethnic minorities amid efforts to suppress their votes through photo identification requirements and intimidation, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Instead of veto override, work for meaningful redemption reform

We believe the Maryland General Assembly should abandon the override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of Senate Bill 340 expanding voting rights to felons who have not completely served their sentences. Despite what override advocates suggest, the bill does little ...

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