Voting rights

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Portland head coach Eric Reveno instructs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. “We're looking for opportunities to make changes that will last,” said Reveno, now the Georgia Tech assistant basketball coach who sparked the movement to give college athletes a day off to vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, even those who are right in the middle of their seasons. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
August 07, 2020 - 6:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Kneeling is a powerful gesture. T-shirts send a meaningful message. Locking arms is a mighty symbol of unity in these troubled times. It doesn't stop there. If you look even deeper across the gamut of sports, a truly inspiring movement is emerging from the nation's social upheaval,...
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Wearing a face covering and face shield while working amid the coronavirus, Maico Olivares, lead voter registration organizer for Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, works his phone and computer as he tries to reach about 25 people a day, mostly within the Latino community, to persuade them to register to vote Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Phoenix. Like others who register people to vote, those efforts have become extremely difficult during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 07, 2020 - 9:47 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Every day, 29-year-old Maico Olivares tries to call about 25 people, mostly within the Latino community, to persuade them to register to vote. Some calls go well, but increasingly, they have become frustrating: Many of the people Olivares reaches are out of work or have lost wages...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2018 file photo, United States Border Patrol agents stand by a vehicle near one of the border walls separating Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, in San Diego. As of this week, the ACLU has filed nearly 400 lawsuits and other legal actions against the Trump administration, some meeting with setbacks but many resulting in important victories. Of the lawsuits, 174 have dealt with immigrant rights, targeting the family separation policy, detention and deportation practices, and the administration’s repeated attempts to make it harder to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 06, 2020 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The day after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union posted a message to him on its website: “See you in court.” As president, Trump hasn’t personally squared off against the ACLU from the witness stand, but the broader warning has been borne...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49) and cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) shake hands with fans after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The NFL is partnering with three non-profit, non-partisan organizations to get out the vote as the league leverages its “Inspire Change” initiative. The program will support and encourage voting and civic engagement efforts of current and former NFL players, club and league personnel and fans beginning Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, until Election Day in November. The Griffins are at the forefront of the movement among players. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 06, 2020 - 9:02 am
The NFL is partnering with three non-profit, non-partisan organizations to get out the vote as the league leverages its “Inspire Change” initiative. The program will support and encourage voting and civic engagement efforts of current and former NFL players, club and league personnel and fans...
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August 05, 2020 - 11:57 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will sign an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons. The Republican governor promised in June that she would take such...
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Former President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd after addressing services for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)
July 30, 2020 - 10:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama used Rep. John Lewis’ funeral on Thursday to issue a stark warning that the voting rights and equal opportunity the late civil rights icon championed are threatened heading into the 2020 election. Speaking from the pulpit of the church that Martin Luther...
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Family members place flowers on the casket of Rep. John Lewis during the burial service at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)
July 30, 2020 - 6:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning. The longtime member of...
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People view the flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as he lies in state on the East Front Steps of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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July 27, 2020 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. House...
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The casket of Rep. John Lewis moves over the Edmund Pettus Bridge by horse drawn carriage during a memorial service for Lewis, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Selma, Ala. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 26, 2020 - 10:32 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon. The bridge became a landmark in the fight for racial justice when Lewis and other civil rights marchers were beaten...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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July 21, 2020 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being included in the headcount as congressional districts are redrawn, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges on constitutional grounds. Trump...
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