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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Voting Rights & Elections
What if D.C. had Taxation with Representation?
Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015
This weekend, Americans across the country will celebrate Independence Day. We celebrate the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring their freedom from Great Britain. One of the primary complaints of the American colonists was that they were subject to “taxation without representation;” the colonists had to pay taxes imposed […]
A Rabbi’s Reflections from Roanoke
Posted on Monday June 29, 2015
On Thursday, June 25, I traveled to Roanoke, Virginia with Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg and other voting rights advocates from the DC metropolitan area. There, we joined with hundreds of concerned Americans to mark the 2 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted a key provision of the Voting […]
Carrying On the Social Justice Torch for Voting Rights
Posted on Friday June 26, 2015
51 years ago, on June 21, 1964, civil rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner were abducted in Neshoba County, Mississippi and murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner had been in Mississippi preparing and registering African Americans to vote as part of Freedom Summer. The […]
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Still Fighting for Voting Rights 50 Years After the Voting Rights Act
Posted on Wednesday June 03, 2015
The right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy and our most basic civil right. As Reform Jews and American citizens who care about a variety of social justice issues, we must recognize that all of these issues are inextricably linked to the right to vote. This year is an especially important year to […]
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