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Part Two: The Pitt County Model – a Greater Diversity News (GDN) Exclusive Part XXIII

“We worked, and it paid off in Pitt County.” Mildred Council has issued a call to Shaw Bears to sign-up for GDN’s eNews and to review “A Call to Colors” on its site.

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“A Call to Colors” Strategy – Defeat Voter Suppression

GDN’s strategy for “A Call to Colors” response is quite simple and powerful.  Ask all alumni associations, at all levels, to create standing committees for non-partisan civic engagement.

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Detroit NAACP Slams Michigan Republicans for Trying to Limit Democrats’ Power

The resolution to these issues in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina is very simple, Anthony continued. “Respect the will of the people. Get better policies and you will win more voters. Don’t try to steal it…

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GOP ‘Silence Now Deafening’ as Real Election Fraud Exposed in North Carolina

There’s finally a case that looks like real, election-changing election fraud. It just so happens that it’s alleged to have benefited a Republican.

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Missouri First to Adopt Fairness Test Against Gerrymandering

The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022.

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Count the Hypocrisies: It Smells like Vote Fraud, the Real Kind, in North Carolina

Forget President Trump’s breathless, baseless voter fraud conspiracies, and turn to North Carolina for a dose of a truly scary violation of the electoral process.

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District 4 Runoff Candidates Meet in a Debate as Early Voting Gets Underway

The race ultimately could come down to whether voters trust an experienced hand in the process or are looking for a change. The two remaining candidates in the District 4 race represent both ends of the spectrum.

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Coalition Wants End to Broadcasting Music That Encourages Violence Against Blacks

While recognizing sexual misconduct as deviant behavior is at the forefront of mass media, sexual misconduct and violence against Black women is being promoted and normalized on radio stations…

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Senator Kamala Harris on Farr Nomination: We Must Do Better

“…And yet, instead of Congress acting to strengthen access to the ballot, the Senate is considering Thomas Farr for a lifetime appointment to the District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina.”

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National Civil Rights Group Responds to New Evidence of Thomas Farr’s Central Role in Voter Suppression

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement on the nomination of District Court nominee Thomas Farr. The statement followed new revelations…

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After Referendum, North Carolina GOP Tries Voter ID Again

RALEIGH, N.C. — Emboldened by a referendum voters approved this month, North Carolina’s soon-dwindling Republican majorities at the legislature will scramble

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NAACP’s Tiffany Dena Loftin Honored at Black Girls Vote Ball

The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon a person for their clear demonstration and dedication to changing the world we live in for the better.

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Voting Behavior and The Impact of The Black Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections

The poll focused on six states with competitive elections (CA, FL, GA, TX, NV, and AZ), as well as a national survey of House battleground districts.

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Mississippi Rally to Focus on Protecting Voting Rights

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s shameful remarks prove once again how Trump has created a social and political climate that normalizes hateful and racist rhetoric. We’ve seen this in Florida from Ron DeSantis and others…

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NAACP Youth and College Division National Director Honored at Black Girls Vote Ball

“I dedicate this award to everyone 35 and under who constantly prove this country wrong. I dedicate this award to those who can’t vote. I dedicate this award to every black woman who says I told you so…”

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Progressive Newcomers Urge Democrats to Embrace Bold Agenda or Face Primary Challenges

Newly-elected member of Congress—and some of the top organizers who led her successful campaign and others—committed to a strategy of holding the Democratic Party’s feet to the fire in order to “save the country”…

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Stacey Abrams Ends Historic Gubernatorial Run

Abrams announcement comes days after post-election lawsuits demanding that all votes be counted in the face of voter suppression tactics used by the Secretary of State’s office. Kemp failed to step down from the office while running…

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NAACP Strongly Urges Senate Rejection of Farr Nomination

Farr stands out for his decades-long crusade to disenfranchise African Americans. He learned how to intimidate Black voters from segregationist Senator Jesse Helms and helped turn North Carolina…

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