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Automatic Voter Registration May Come To Oregon; Jimmy Fallon Is The Flavor Of The Month; First Lady Michelle Obama On The Street With Billy Eichner

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House Dems Introduce Amendment To Secure The Right To Vote

Rep. Mark Pocan (D) hopes to get a constitutional amendment passed that would guarantee the right to vote for all eligible American citizens.

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In North Dakota, Students May Have A Tougher Time Voting

A new bill introduced in the North Dakota state legislature has student identification certificates up for potential removal as a valid form of voter ID under North Dakota law, prompting concerns from student groups within the state.

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In Nation’s Capitol, Non-Citizens May Gain The Franchise

A new bill seeks to give documented, non-citizen residents of Washington D.C. the right to vote in all local elections.

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State Of The Union: Obama Gives Nod To Voting Rights

Last Tuesday, President Obama gave his State of the Union address in which he touched on a wide range of topics from war to climate change. During the speech the POTUS also gave a nod to voting rights, prompting approval from the NAACP for his support on a hot-button issue.

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Lawmakers Make A Second Push To Update The Voting Rights Act

Some lawmakers have recently expressed support for a renewed legislative push to update the Voting Rights Act.

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Advocates Ask SCOTUS To Rule On Wisconsin Voter ID

The ACLU and other voting rights advocates have petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review Wisconsin’s voter ID law, once and for all, in a ruling that might have sweeping implications for other such laws around the country.

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DOJ Weighs In On South Dakota’s Native American Voting Rights Lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed paperwork with the court to move forward a voting rights case currently unfolding between Native Americans of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Jackson County, South Dakota.

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Iowa Gives Voter Registration A 21st Century Update

Out in Iowa, if incoming Secretary of State Paul Pate has his way, voter registration will be taking a leap into the 21st century.

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2014: A Progressive Year Of Executive Actions, Hashtag Activism, And Celebrities

2014 was a big year for Millennials and progressives.

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