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Event Notice: Voting Rights Committee – Gathering of Freedom Fighters

The Voting Rights Committee of the Sea Islands Action Network invites you to join us as we attend a gathering of civil rights freedom fighters to learn of their struggles 50 years ago to obtain civil rights and voting rights

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Meeting Minutes: Voting Rights Committee – April 23, 2017

Attendance: Robin Girardi, Dennis Smith, Shirley Hanson-Smith, Pat Quigley, Margaret Chiara, Shelagh Emmott Margaret Chiara motioned to approve the minutes of April 9, 2017 and Shirley Hanson-Smith seconded the motion. Old Business: The revised Mission Statement was discussed. The committee

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Good News: Voting Rights

The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers in North
Carolina had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in
gerrymandering two Congressional districts.

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Action Alert: No Need for Commission on Election Integrity. Tell Congress not to fund it.

On May 11th, the White House created the Commission on Election Integrity based on Trump’s insistence that three million to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 Presidential election. This commission is not a credible effort to improve our elections or their integrity. To the contrary, the effect of such a commission will likely be to come up with ways to suppress voting, not make it more reliable.

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Meeting Minutes: Voting Rights Committee – April 9, 2017

The Mission Statement for the Voting Rights Committee will be reworded to project a more positive and proactive stance.

The similarity and contrasts between the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties was discussed.

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