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OP-ED: Healing Democracy Requires Everyone To Show Up No Matter The Odds

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Martin Luther King III and other civil rights leaders march for voting rights in 2021
Seated in a hospital waiting room, with the buzz and flicker of dim lighting above me, was the pain of the unknown within me. On the other side of those doors, I awaited word on whether a close family member would be released-in life or in death.
Our bodies, like our democracy, houses the sum of everything that makes our nation what it is and what it is yet to be. And like our bodies, our democracy goes through changes, depending on where we are and when we exist within it.
Most importantly, the health...
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It's Been 57 Years Since The Voting Rights Act Passed And Democracy Is Still On The Ballot

It's Been 57 Years Since The Voting Rights Act Passed And Democracy Is Still On The Ballot

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A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally with Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., outside the U.S. Capitol to urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
On May 17, 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a poignant speech calling for an end to Black voter suppression:
“Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.”
Eight years later, Congress passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act - the most comprehensive voting rights legislation since Reconstruction - effectively ending voter intimidation and suppression...
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OP-ED: Voting Rights Fight Requires Trust In The Process Of Progress

OP-ED: Voting Rights Fight Requires Trust In The Process Of Progress

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Activists demonstrate for voting rights on the 56th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
We owe it to local organizers and legal advocates to show up in the fight for voting rights and protections for Black voters, especially on the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. With the 2022 midterm elections on the horizon, the rallying cry of “get out the vote!” has many of us feeling jaded.
Let's get real for a second. Two years into the Biden administration, there has been no sense of recovery, and very little has felt like progress. We are deep into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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