Posts Tagged ‘ Voter Suppression Act ’

“Floridians have right to know what to expect at election,” by State Representative Perry Thurston (D-Plantation)

August 10, 2011
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“Floridians have right to know what to expect at election,” by State Representative Perry Thurston (D-Plantation)

Source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/fl-rick-scott-forum-20110810,0,6994104.story August 10, 2011 I am angered and disappointed by Gov. Rick Scott’s recent maneuvers to suppress the vote in our community. The Republican governor recently directed Florida’s secretary of state to deploy a back-door attempt to thwart the U.S. Department of Justice from enforcing the Voting Rights Act as it applies to Floridians. We should all be outraged. At Scott’s request, the state has withdrawn a request for pre-clearance of Florida’s election changes from review by the Department of Justice and, instead, filed a request for review with the U.S. District Court. While this is allowed under...

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TAKE ACTION NOW against the Voter Suppression Act!!

July 23, 2011
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TAKE ACTION NOW against the Voter Suppression Act!!

The United States Justice Department is currently reviewing Florida’s “Voter Suppression Act” for pre-clearance under the Voting Rights Act. Help us defend against his attack on democracy: tell Attorney General Holder deny pre-clearance to the Voter Suppression Act!

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June 28th Monthly Meeting: Voter Suppression Act, KNOW THE FACTS

June 21, 2011
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June 28th Monthly Meeting: Voter Suppression Act, KNOW THE FACTS

JOIN US at our MDYD General Meeting: Voter Suppression Act, KNOW THE FACTS Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 Time: 6:30p.m. Gordon Biersch Restaurant 1201 Brickell Avenue, Miami Arrive early and Enjoy FREE Appetizers and Drink Specials! SPEAKER: Ronald Bilbao, Senior Legislative Associate and Advocacy Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida HB 1355 – Voter Suppression Act HB 1355 relating to Elections passed the Florida Legislature during the 2011 session on a fully party-line vote. The bill’s House sponsor Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) claims the reforms are necessary to prevent supposed wide-spread voter fraud at the polls. For this reason,...

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ACLU Files Federal Suit to Stop Implementation of Voter Suppression Act

June 15, 2011
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ACLU Files Federal Suit to Stop Implementation of Voter Suppression Act

DESPITE ORDER TO IMPLEMENT IT, FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS ACT AND FLORIDA RULES REQUIRE PRECLEARANCE OF NEW LAW BEFORE IT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED ANYWHERE MIAMI (June 3, 2011) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLUFL) today announced it filed suit in federal court seeking to block implementation of sweeping new reforms to Florida’s elections laws until the law can be reviewed and examined by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – as required by the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA). On May 18, 2011 Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 1355 (HB1355) which enacted several changes to Florida’s...

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