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As Texas waits on a ruling, let’s take a closer look at Voter ID laws

texasRecently lawyers for the Justice Department and minority groups including our Texas affiliate chapter, has made the case again in Federal court that Texas’ controversial Voter ID law discriminates against Latino and African-American voters. The state has argued that not only is the law constitutional and popular, but it is essential to combat in-person voter fraud. But let’s take a little closer look at this issue shall we? Read more…

Political Quick Hits: September 26th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

  • Eric Holder, the first black American to serve as Attorney General, announced on Thursday that he would be resigning after 6 years heading the Justice Department. Holder, speaking at the White House, said “I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.” Holder has agreed to stay on until President Obama names a successor that is confirmed by the Senate. Speaker of the House John Boehner, a critic of Holder’s, called this resignation “long overdue.” Holder said he never intended to stay through all of the President’s second term and pointed out that protecting voters’ rights and gay rights, easing federal drug sentencing rules that he argues disproportionately burden minorities, and defending the use of criminal courts to try terrorist suspects are critical issues we still face. The attorney general is one of only three remaining members of Obama’s original Cabinet.

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The Ballot 2014: Guns

gunWith the 2014 mid-term elections quickly approaching, we are taking a look at some of the big issues on ballots across the country. We previously featured  the states that will vote on marijuana laws, and now we’ll discuss the states voting on measures with firearms. Gun violence is still a major issue across the country and yet nearly 2 years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, nothing has been done nationally on the legislative side of gun control.

Two states however do have gun measures on the state ballot for these important upcoming mid-term elections. Is your state one of the two?  Click through to find out!

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