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Rev. George Washington Lee, shot to death in Mississippi; worked for voting rights

Marker honoring Rev. George W. Lee, George Lee Avenue, Belzoni Headstone of Mrs. George Washington Lee, Belzoni, Mississippi From the Land of Emmett Till.. Today is an appropriate time to remember those who died to gain voting rights. For many Belzonians memories of past violence will never be erased despite the city’s  recent “catfish capital” […]

Monitor Our Election, Civil Rights Groups Demand

Press Release – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Civil Rights Groups Request International Election Monitoring in Response to Voter Restriction Efforts For Immediate ReleaseContact: Scott Westbrook Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.orgOctober 12, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC – Civil rights groups are requesting that the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) provide targeted election monitoring to states most […]

Voting Rights Under Observation by DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 25, 2012 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in New York The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on June 26, 2012, in Orange County and Queens, N.Y., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Voting […]

Texas Elections Require Monitoring; DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 13, 2011 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor municipal elections on May 14, 2011, in Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty, Medina and San Patricio Counties in Texas to ensure compliance with the Voting […]