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Backers Of Ohio Voter Guarantees Hold Summit

Voters exercising their right to vote
October 11, 2014

More than 100 people attended a statewide summit exploring voting-rights issues in Ohio and advancing a proposed constitutional amendment that would put certain guarantees in the state Constitution.

Ohio Students Travel South For 50th Anniversary Of Freedom Summer

Some Ohio college students will travel to Jackson, Mississippi to remember the struggle 50 years ago for voting rights for black residents.
18, 2014

A group of Ohio students will be travelling to Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Mississippi Freedom Summer. The Ohio Student Association will join other organizations next week as they work to preserve and strengthen voting rights in the country.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
25, 2013

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.