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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights

Original story at The Nation• 15 mentions • 2 weeks ago

The Nation 2 weeks ago

 
On June 27, 2013, two days after the Supreme Court ruled that states with a long history of voting discrimination no longer needed to approve their voting changes under the Voting Rights Act, the mayor of Pasadena, Texas, proposed changing the structure of city council elections so that whites could remain in control. With Latinos close to gaining a majority of seats in the racially divided city of 150,000 outside of Houston, Mayor Johnny Isbell proposed switching from eight city council districts to six districts and two seats elected citywide—which would give white residents, who turn out in higher numbers,
 
 
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11 Jan
The CCR @theCCR
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
The Media Consortium @TMCmedia
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
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Jeff #StopSessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/Oq835sytNj
10 Jan
RI4A @RI4A
RT @NILC_org: .@SenFranken just GRILLED Sessions on his record of opposing voting rights. Well done! #StopSessions https://t.co/niOQDAs2P1
10 Jan
Laura Flanders Show @theLFshow
RT @KateAronoff: Why it's irrelevant to care about Sessions' "heart" or him being a gentleman 👇 https://t.co/oE7Kpfzzri
10 Jan
Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation
Sessions Has Spent His Career Opposing Voting Rights/Imagine what he'll do as US's chief atty- @thenation @ariberman https://t.co/uJh2sfaCtq
10 Jan
Demos @Demos_Org
Sen. Sessions believes that the Supreme Court was right to gut the Voting Rights Act. We disagree. #StopSessions https://t.co/ZKeNV8mLId
10 Jan
TimKarr @TimKarr
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
ACLU National @ACLU
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Will Coley @willcoley
RT @TUSK81: Ted Kennedy, following Sessions' 1986 nomination: "He is...a disgrace to the Justice Department." https://t.co/m57r0iLmSO #Stop…
10 Jan
SEIU @SEIU
RT @MaryKayHenry: Sessions does not have the record to be entrusted with the protection of voting rights for all. https://t.co/OKHFvx9hY9 #…
10 Jan
Civil Rights @civilrightsorg
.@SenatorSessions would be in charge of enforcing voting rights. He's spent his career opposing them. #StopSessions https://t.co/tvyqp0vjM4
10 Jan
AAJC @AAAJ_AAJC
RT @votolatino: Reminder: @SenSessions has spent his whole career opposing #votingrights. Read about it here: https://t.co/DI85FXh8vP #Stop…
10 Jan
Voto Latino @votolatino
Reminder: @SenSessions has spent his whole career opposing #votingrights. Read about it here: https://t.co/DI85FXh8vP #StopSessions
10 Jan
The Nation @thenation
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG