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Constitution Guarantees Right to Vote, Not Fly on Plane or Buy Beer

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“The Constitution doesn’t say anything about the right to fly in a plane, it doesn’t say anything about the right to buy a beer, but an awful lot of people did die for the right to vote. You have to have these conversations even with good, strong Democrats.” Continue Reading →

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Voter Restriction Amendment Would Discourage College Students From Voting

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“Photo ID will make voting much more difficult for college students,” activist and Iraq War veteran Alex Erickson told a town hall meeting in St. Louis Park earlier this month. “College students rely on same-day registration.” Continue Reading →

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Chicago Public School Teachers On The Road To Striking

Chicago Teachers Union holds an informational picket- photo courtesy CTU

Chicago schools may be in recess soon if the city doesn’t bargain in good faith with its teachers. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) could legally begin striking after most schools enter their second week of classes. Milwaukee teachers have been asked to join the strike. Continue Reading →

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MN Voter Restriction Amendment Would be ‘Double Whammy’ for African-American Seniors

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Marchers against the controversial voter restriction amendment on the November ballot gathered for a demonstration. These opponents compare the amendment to voting restrictions in the civil rights era. Continue Reading →

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Tribal IDs Might Not Be Valid If MN Voter Restriction Amendment Passes

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Former Minneapolis School Board member and citizen of the White Earth Nation Peggy Flanagan says her tribal ID may be invalid if Minnesota voter restriction constitutional amendment passes. She’s prepared to take legal action if it passes. Continue Reading →

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Voting Rights Should Have Been Resolved During Civil Rights Era

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An attack on voting rights is an emotional issue for Dr. Josie Johnson, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Johnson spoke about the consequences of Voter Photo ID legislation during a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Keith Ellison. Continue Reading →

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