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Ferguson Top of Mind but Congressional Black Caucus Talks Up Its New Website

Some reporters ask Congressional leaders to address tough issue of police/community relations by Burney Simpson Staff ReporterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisA press conference on Wednesday at the Congressional Black Caucus44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, announcing a communications project instead raised issues that face the organization as the nation continues to react  to this summer’s ...

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Thurston Battles Republican War on Voting

State House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston has made protecting voting rights a centerpiece of his campaign for Attorney General. He says he would take a dramatically different approach than Rick Scott and Pam Bondi. “Since they were elected, the Republican leadership in Tallahassee has engaged in a war on voting,” said Thurston. “From restoration of rights to the 2012 election debacle to redistricting, th ...

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Will Fight to Represent Her Congressional District

by David Simon With regard to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis’ ruling that Florida’s Congressional map must be withdrawn, Congresswoman Brown made the following statement:  “The decision by Judge Lewis is seriously flawed.  And it completely fails to take into consideration the rights of minority voters or to recognize federal law, specifically, the 1964 Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voting rights an ...

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Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Introduce Groundbreaking Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY), will introduce the REDEEM Act, groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that makes it easier for formerly incarcerated individuals to reintegrate into society and provides greater rights to juvenile offenders. The amendment comes on the heels of an amendment offered several weeks ago by Senators Booker and Paul that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administr ...

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