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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 […]

U.S. Senate Prevents Paycheck Fairness Act; How Will You Vote Today??

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Latoya Veal, 202-628-8669, ext. 116 Senate Fails Women on Equal Pay Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill June 5, 2012 The National Organization for Women is deeply disappointed that conservatives in the U.S. Senate this afternoon prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. Today, […]