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Voting & Elections 08.31.2020

The Daily Show: America’s Got Suppression

With so much money being invested in suppressing the vote by the Trump campaign and the GOP, not to mention secret and unaccountable dark money groups, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah launches America's Got Suppression! Co-hosts Roy Wood, Jr. and Desi Lydic interview three contestants, including Common Cause's Vashti Hinton-Smith whose vote is suppressed by gerrymandering that split the North Carolina A & T campus into two congressional districts, diluting the voting power of students at the HBCU campus. And HBCU Democracy Fellow Jaden Peay had his vote suppressed by onerous Voter ID laws. Watch to see who the real winners are when it comes to vote suppression.

Voting & Elections 07.24.2020

Washington DC Makes Important Stand for Voting Rights, Temporarily Abolishes Felony Disenfranchisement

Once an American is eligible to vote that right should never be taken away. Washington, DC joins Maine and Vermont in making a stand for the most important and sacred right we share, our right to vote.

Common Cause and Oregon Redistricting Reform Allies File Federal Lawsuit

People Not Politicians Oregon v. Clarno challenges Oregon's failure to adjust signature-gathering requirements for ballot initiative campaigns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

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