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  Democrats strike back at GOP fight against voting rights

Obama promising to protect minority voting rights

President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. Full story

White House fighting for voting rights

  Rev. Al Sharpton shares what he discussed in his closed door meeting on the Voting Rights Act with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, and how a new coalition will help provide support.

Meeting with advocates, Obama vows committment to voting rights

“We’ve been assured by the president and attorney general that they will continue to aggressively fight to protect the right of all Americans to vote,” said Reverend Sharpton after the meeting. Full story

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  Turner: We need a call to action, a consciousness raising on issue of race

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 79% of African Americans disagree with the statement: "America is a nation where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." James Peterson and State Sen. Nina Turner, D-Ohio, join Ed Schultz to discuss.

  Morial: No more time for sleeping, backward thinking. Time for thinking ahead.

Marc Morial joins Alex Witt and reacts to Sybrina Fulton’s comments at the National Urban League’s convention.

  What the Zimmerman verdict can teach us about voting rights in Texas

Dean of Howard University School of Divinity Dr. Alton Pollard, The Nation’s Richard Kim and Ari Berman, Rebecca Sinderbrand from Politico, and the ACLU's Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the recent comments from Juror B29 in the George Zimmerman trial a

  What is behind the push for Voter ID laws?

This week, the North Carolina House advanced a measure that would tighten voting laws in the state. Similarly, states such as Texas are moving to change voting practices in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act. Kathy Culliton-Gonzales, Director

  DOJ signals state-by-state approach to voting law changes

The Justice Department opened a new front in the battle over voting rights in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, one month ago, that weakened the landmark Voting Rights Act. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

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Arizona State Senator Gallardo speaks on voting rights during a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol
Arizona State Senator Gallardo speaks on voting rights during a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol

REFILE - CORRECTING TITLEArizona State Senator Steve Gallardo (D-AZ) speaks on voting rights during a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix June 17, 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show

Arizona State Senator Gallardo speaks about voting rights during a news conference in Phoenix
Arizona State Senator Gallardo speaks about voting rights during a news conference in Phoenix

REFILE - CORRECTING TITLEArizona State Senator Steve M. Gallardo speaks about voting rights during a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona June 17, 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship,

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