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OCT 22, 2014 - American Prospect

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The Seeds of a New Labor Movement

This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. If anyone has the right to be upbeat about the prospects of the American labor movement, it should be David Rolf, the president of a Seattle-based long-term care local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Between 1995 and 1999, while still in his 20s, Rolf directed ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Final Florida debate for gov. heated and personal

(AP) — Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott spent their final debate of the campaign sharply criticizing each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. The debate on CNN also featured questions about Cuba, immigration, and whether ex-convicts deserve voting rights after they are released from prison.

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OCT 21, 2014 - American Prospect

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SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax. It is not only not a good look for the ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - NPR

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Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

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OCT 21, 2014 - Real Clear Politics

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Republicans Winning the War on Voting

Ari Berman, The NationSince the 2010 election, the Republican Party has waged a long and aggressive war on voting. In 2011 and 2012, at least 180 new voting restrictions were introduced in forty-one states, with twenty-seven election changes passing in nineteen states. The attack on voting rights intensified after the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision striking ...

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